Emergence of W272C Substitution in Hmg1 in a Triazole-Resistant Isolate of Aspergillus fumigatus from a Chinese Patient with Chronic Cavitary Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 May 3:AAC.00263-21. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00263-21. Online ahead of print.


Recently, mutations in the 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase gene (hmg1) have been identified to be associated with triazole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus Here, we describe the first case of the G929C mutation in the hmg1 gene, leading to the W272C amino acid substitution, in a triazole-resistant isolate of A. fumigatus recovered from a chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis patient who failed voriconazole therapy in China.

PMID:33941517 | DOI:10.1128/AAC.00263-21

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