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Exp Clin Transplant. 2014 Aug;12(4):384-7. doi: 10.6002/ect.2013.0092. Epub 2014 Mar 28.

Fatal Fusarium solani infection after stem cell transplant for aplastic anemia.

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From the Department of Hematology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hu Bei, China.

Abstract

Fusarium is a saprophytic and opportunistic pathogen that can cause local tissue infection and life-threatening systemic infection. Systemic infection is rare and is observed primarily in immunocompromised patients. The early diagnosis is difficult, and the optimal treatment is unclear. However, the mortality is high. A 21-year-old man with aplastic anemia was treated with an allogeneic stem cell transplant. He developed fatal Fusarium solani infection. Fusarium species may be overlooked pathogenic fungi in immunocompromised patients, especially bone marrow transplant recipients.

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24679137
DOI:
10.6002/ect.2013.0092
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