Isolation of Hanseniaspora uvarum (Kloeckera apiculata) in humans

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Abstract

Isolation of Hanseniaspora uvarum, a yeast of the ascomycetes group, whose anamorph corresponds to Kloeckera apiculata, obtained from stool and two ungual specimens from three patients, is reported. This yeast has been found in soil, water, various fruits, bivalve molluscs, crabs, prawns and fruit flies; in Spain, it has been described in the fermentation processes of some wines. In our region, it has also been found in the intestine of mackerel ( Scomber scombrus). Its finding in humans constitutes a clinical rarity.

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