Penicillium marneffei: An AIDS-related illness from Southeast Asia

Kenrad E. Nelson, L. Kaufman, C. R. Cooper, William G. Merz

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Despite the variety and ubiquity of Penicillium organisms in nature (>200 identified species), only a few species cause infections in humans. Penicillium marneffei is capable of causing disseminated infection in both humans and animals. The differential diagnosis includes other fungal infections, such as Histoplasma capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans, and tuberculosis. Current therapeutic recommendations are for oral amphotericin B for 8 to 10 weeks or itraconazole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-121+128
JournalInfections in Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1999


  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Infection, fungal
  • Penicillium marnefrei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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