Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 20, issue 3, P563-579 2006 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2006.06.002 View full text
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Marcio Nucci, Elias Anaissie

Abstract: The hyalohyphomycetes (especially Fusarium spp) have emerged as significant pathogens in severely immunocompromised patients. Human infections by Fusarium spp can be superficial or limited to single organs in otherwise healthy patients. Such infections are rare and tend to respond well to therapy. By contrast, disseminated fusarial hyalohyphomycosis affects the immunocompromised host and frequently is fatal. Successful outcome is determined by the degree of immunosuppression and the extent of the infection. Th…

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