S Arunmozhi Balajee

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Nonsporulating clinical isolate identified as Petromyces alliaceus (anamorph Aspergillus alliaceus) by morphological and sequence-based methods
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail stop G 11, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2701-3. 2007
  2. pmc Characterization of a novel gene for strain typing reveals substructuring of Aspergillus fumigatus across North America
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail stop G 11, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 6:1392-9. 2007
  3. pmc Molecular identification of Aspergillus species collected for the Transplant-Associated Infection Surveillance Network
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3138-41. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Aspergillus terreus complex
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Med Mycol 47:S42-6. 2009
  5. pmc Aspergillus alabamensis, a new clinically relevant species in the section Terrei
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 8:713-22. 2009
  6. pmc Azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus isolates from the ARTEMIS global surveillance study is primarily due to the TR/L98H mutation in the cyp51A gene
    Shawn R Lockhart
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop G 11, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:4465-8. 2011
  7. pmc Pseudo-outbreak of Lecanicillium and Acremonium species in orthopedic surgery patients
    Carolyn O S Neal
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:4103-6. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Utility of a Luminex-based assay for multiplexed, rapid species identification of Candida isolates from an ongoing candidemia surveillance
    Eszter Deak
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Can J Microbiol 56:348-51. 2010
  9. pmc Screening of a large global Aspergillus fumigatus species complex collection by using a species-specific microsphere-based Luminex assay
    Kizee A Etienne
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:4171-2. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Utility of a microsatellite assay for identifying clonally related outbreak isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    J Microbiol Methods 73:252-6. 2008

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Publications23

  1. pmc Nonsporulating clinical isolate identified as Petromyces alliaceus (anamorph Aspergillus alliaceus) by morphological and sequence-based methods
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail stop G 11, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 45:2701-3. 2007
    ..This rare Aspergillus sp. was recovered as the etiological agent of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and had reduced in vitro susceptibilities to amphotericin B and caspofungin, which correlated with clinical failure of therapy...
  2. pmc Characterization of a novel gene for strain typing reveals substructuring of Aspergillus fumigatus across North America
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail stop G 11, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 6:1392-9. 2007
    ..fumigatus isolate Af293, whose genome has been sequenced, possesses a CSP gene structure that is substantially different from those of the other A. fumigatus strains studied here, highlighting the need for further taxonomic study...
  3. pmc Molecular identification of Aspergillus species collected for the Transplant-Associated Infection Surveillance Network
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3138-41. 2009
    ..Aspergillus tubingensis, a member of the A. niger species complex, is described from clinical specimens; all A. tubingensis isolates had low in vitro MICs to antifungal drugs...
  4. doi request reprint Aspergillus terreus complex
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Med Mycol 47:S42-6. 2009
    ..This paper presents an overview of the morphology, species identification strategies, and molecular epidemiology of A. terreus...
  5. pmc Aspergillus alabamensis, a new clinically relevant species in the section Terrei
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 8:713-22. 2009
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  6. pmc Azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus isolates from the ARTEMIS global surveillance study is primarily due to the TR/L98H mutation in the cyp51A gene
    Shawn R Lockhart
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop G 11, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:4465-8. 2011
    ..fumigatus. This is the first time the TR/L98H mutation has been identified outside Europe...
  7. pmc Pseudo-outbreak of Lecanicillium and Acremonium species in orthopedic surgery patients
    Carolyn O S Neal
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 50:4103-6. 2012
    ..Repeated isolation of these fungi from patient tissue samples raises concerns about exogenous contamination in the hospital environment...
  8. doi request reprint Utility of a Luminex-based assay for multiplexed, rapid species identification of Candida isolates from an ongoing candidemia surveillance
    Eszter Deak
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Can J Microbiol 56:348-51. 2010
    ..Results showed that the Luminex assay was an attractive alternative to reference methods, as it is rapid, yields correct species identification, and is user friendly...
  9. pmc Screening of a large global Aspergillus fumigatus species complex collection by using a species-specific microsphere-based Luminex assay
    Kizee A Etienne
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:4171-2. 2009
    ..This molecular tool was then employed to screen 499 clinical A. fumigatus species complex isolates collected from multiple medical centers throughout the world with results demonstrating the exclusive presence of A. fumigatus...
  10. doi request reprint Utility of a microsatellite assay for identifying clonally related outbreak isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    J Microbiol Methods 73:252-6. 2008
    ..We also report for the first time the detection of microvariation events in the A. fumigatus population studied...
  11. ncbi request reprint DNA and the classical way: identification of medically important molds in the 21st century
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Med Mycol 45:475-90. 2007
    ..At this time, a polyphasic approach to identification that combines morphologic and molecular methods will ensure the greatest success in the management of patients with fungal infections...
  12. pmc Development and validation of a microsphere-based Luminex assay for rapid identification of clinically relevant aspergilli
    Kizee A Etienne
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1096-100. 2009
    ..The Aspergillus Luminex assay is a rapid, relatively simple method that may prove to be a useful diagnostic tool for rapid Aspergillus identification in clinical laboratory settings...
  13. pmc Global population structure of Aspergillus terreus inferred by ISSR typing reveals geographical subclustering
    Carolyn O S Neal
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    BMC Microbiol 11:203. 2011
    ..We examined a large isolate collection (n = 117) for the presence of cryptic A. terreus species and employed a genome scanning method, Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) PCR to determine A. terreus population structure...
  14. pmc Aspergillus terreus accessory conidia are multinucleated, hyperpolarizing structures that display differential dectin staining and can induce heightened inflammatory responses in a pulmonary model of aspergillosis
    Eszter Deak
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Virulence 2:200-7. 2011
    ..We present evidence that A. terreus AC are phenotypically distinct from PC and can be potent activators of the innate immune mechanism thus possibly playing a role in this organism's pathogenesis...
  15. pmc Aspergillus terreus accessory conidia are unique in surface architecture, cell wall composition and germination kinetics
    Eszter Deak
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e7673. 2009
    ..Furthermore, AC exhibited surface patches of beta1-3 glucan, suggestive of attachment scarring. Collectively, the findings of this study suggest a possible role for AC in A. terreus pathogenesis...
  16. pmc Interlaboratory reproducibility of a single-locus sequence-based method for strain typing of Aspergillus fumigatus
    S F Hurst
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:1562-4. 2009
    ..Each laboratory followed very different protocols for extraction of DNA, PCR, and sequencing. Results revealed that the CSP typing method was a reproducible and portable strain typing method...
  17. pmc Atypical Aspergillus flavus isolates associated with chronic azole therapy
    Mary E Brandt
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 47:3372-5. 2009
    ..We speculate that this lengthy exposure to azole antifungal drugs may have caused or promoted the atypical morphology seen in these isolates...
  18. pmc Molecular analyses of Fusarium isolates recovered from a cluster of invasive mold infections in a Brazilian hospital
    Christina M Scheel
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 13:49. 2013
    ..Isolates from dermatology patients with superficial fusariosis were included in the study for comparison to molecular types found in the community...
  19. doi request reprint Trichosporon asahii among intensive care unit patients at a medical center in Jamaica
    Robyn Neblett Fanfair
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:638-41. 2013
    ..Patient washbasins should be single-patient use only; adherence to appropriate hospital disinfection guidelines was recommended...
  20. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic and genotypic identification of human pathogenic aspergilli
    S Arunmozhi Balajee
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mycotic Diseases Branch, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Future Microbiol 1:435-45. 2006
    ..This review focuses on current and future methods of identifying aspergilli, and implications regarding Aspergillus species/strain identification...
  21. pmc Evaluation of a newly developed lateral flow immunoassay for the diagnosis of cryptococcosis
    Mark D Lindsley
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 53:321-5. 2011
    ..This study compares the performance of a recently developed lateral flow immunoassay (LFA) to blood culture and enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for the diagnosis of cryptococcosis...
  22. doi request reprint Development of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Method for Detection of Histoplasma capsulatum DNA in Clinical Samples
    Christina M Scheel
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:483-8. 2014
    ..Further, our results indicate proof of the concept that the assay can be used to detect Histoplasma DNA in urine. Further evaluation of this assay using body fluid samples from a larger patient population is warranted. ..
  23. doi request reprint A cluster of mucormycosis infections in hematology patients: challenges in investigation and control of invasive mold infections in high-risk patient populations
    Eloisa Llata
    Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 71:72-80. 2011
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