Neurotropic black yeast Exophiala dermatitidis in children's gut microbiota

Dilia Martinez-Mendez, Maria Andrea Castillo, Primavera Alvarado, Alexis Fernandez, Kendy Eduardo Urdaneta, Neomar Semprun-Hernandez
2020 Journal of Microbiology & Experimentation  
Exophiala is a heterogeneous genus implicated in a variety of illnesses. The aim was to investigate the presence of Exophiala species in the gastrointestinal tract from a pediatric population. Strains from stool samples were isolated and identified by sequencing internal transcribed spacer region. Results showed a prevalence of 13% of Exophiala dermatitidis. This is the first report of E. dermatitidis in the gastrointestinal microbiota from a pediatric population in a Latin-American country.
doi:10.15406/jmen.2020.08.00286 fatcat:mv5d47omgbfi5drl5sfuin3vmu