Disseminated infection due to Cylindrocarpon (Fusarium) lichenicola in a neutropenic patient with acute leukaemia: report of a case and review of the literature36720

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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Described here is an unusual case of disseminated Cylindrocarpon lichenicola (Fusarium lichenicola) infection originating from a toenail lesion of a neutropenic woman with cellulitis of the foot and underlying acute leukaemia. A computed tomography scan of the chest showed multiple, ill-defined, nodular infiltrates with alveolar consolidation. The fungus was isolated from both the nail and the skin of the infected toe. Susceptibility testing revealed low minimum inhibitory concentrations for amphotericin B (0.78 micro g/ml) and voriconazole (1.56 micro g/ml) and high minimum inhibitory conc…

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