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Mycoses. 1998 Mar-Apr;41(3-4):109-11.

Systemic Fusarium oxysporum infection in an immunocompetent patient with an adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and extracorporal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

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Abteilung Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Freiburg, Germany.

Abstract

We report a case of disseminated fusariosis in a 42-year-old patient with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and extracorporal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), but without definite immunosuppression. Fusarium oxysporum was isolated from a bronchial lavage taken 6 days ante mortem. Despite antifungal treatment with amphotericin B and flucytosine the patient died in septic multiorgan failure. A post-mortem examination was performed. The patient's liver was found to contain fungus cells and F. oxysporum could be cultured from ascites.

PMID:
9670761
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