Ustilago species as a cause of central line-related blood stream infection

Am J Med Sci. 2013 Mar;345(3):254-5. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31826f56ed.


Ustilago, commonly referred to as "corn smut," rarely causes human disease. Serious clinical infections caused by Ustilago species have been sparsely reported in medical literature. In this study, a case of central line infection caused by Ustilago species is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycoses* / blood
  • Mycoses* / drug therapy
  • Mycoses* / microbiology
  • Ustilago*