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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1995 Aug;14(8):697-9.

Successful treatment of catheter-related fusarial infection in immunocompromised children.

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Infectious Disease Department, Hospital do Cancer, National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Abstract

Fusarium infection is increasingly reported in immunocompromised patients. The role of central venous catheters as potential portals of entry for Fusarium is possibly underestimated. Four cases of catheter-related fusarial infection in children with acute leukemia or a solid tumor are described. These patients had an excellent response to removal of the central venous catheter and treatment with amphotericin B.

PMID:
8565988
DOI:
10.1007/bf01690877
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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