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Invasive fusariosis with prolonged fungemia in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19665409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fusariumspp are rare but important opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised patients. Disseminated fusarial infections occur mostly in patients with hematologic malignancies with myelosuppressive chemotherapy or in patients with severe immunodeficiency. Although more frequent than Aspergillus fungemia, Fusarium fungemia remains a rare event. We describe the case of a female patient with febrile neutropenia and persistent fungemia due to Fusarium solani, treated with posaconazole and liposomal amphotericin B. A review of the literature for Fusariumspp fungemia was carried out.
M Jossi; J Ambrosioni; M Macedo-Vinas; J Garbino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1878-3511     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  2010-06-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610933     Medline TA:  Int J Infect Dis     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e354-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Infectious Diseases Division, University Hospitals of Geneva, 24 Rue Micheli-du-Crest, Geneva 14, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Dermatomycoses / complications*,  drug therapy,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Fusarium / growth & development*
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents

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