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Mycoses. 2001 Dec;44(11-12):505-12.

Case report. Disseminated infection of Blastoschizomyces capitatus in a patient with acute myelocytic leukaemia.

Abstract

Blastoschizomyces capitatus infection in a 48-year-old man with acute myelocytic leukaemia is reported. A multiorgan involvement and fulminant course of the fungal infection resulted in the patient's death despite fluconazole prophylaxis, therapy with amphotericin B and administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor. Predisposing factors to the infection, clinical relevance of surveillance strains and in vitro antifungal susceptibility testing are discussed.

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