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Mixed Infection Caused by Two Species of Fusarium in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Positive Patient

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Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
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PMC
Keywords
  • Mycology
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  • Medicine

Abstract

We report on a case of mixed infection caused by two species of Fusarium in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient with lymphoma who was neutropenic due to chemotherapy. The patient showed the typical signs of a disseminated fusarial infection, with Fusarium solani isolated from skin lesions and F. verticillioides isolated from blood. The report discusses how difficult it is to make an accurate diagnosis when an immunosuppressed patient is infected with more than one fungal species, especially when the species are morphologically very similar.

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