2010 Volume 49 Issue 19 Pages 2179-2183
We treated three cases of fungemia in HIV-infected patients. These cases were caused by Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Penicillium marneffei, respectively, and all were diagnosed through the use of mycobacterial blood culture bottles. Although the detection of the etiologic agents of fungal infection is difficult, it has been shown that blood culture media for mycobacteria are more effective for the detection of fungemia than media for aerobes and anaerobes. Some reports have shown that Bactec Myco/F lytic bottles were useful for the diagnosis of fungemia in clinical samples. Here, we report the successful use of BacT MB bottles.