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Ann Thorac Surg. 1990 Jun;49(6):991-2.

Operative treatment of Fusarium fungal infection of the lung.

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Department of Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City 52242.

Abstract

Systemic fungal infections with Fusarium occur predominantly in immunocompromised patients and are usually fatal. We report a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia and fusariosis involving the skin and lungs. This patient underwent antifungal chemotherapy and bilateral pulmonary resections. She subsequently had successful bone marrow transplantation. The results of this treatment suggest that this aggressive management of pulmonary fusariosis offers the best chance of survival.

PMID:
2369203
DOI:
10.1016/0003-4975(90)90885-a
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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