Infection with Fusarium species in two children with neuroblastoma

C. Viscoli, E. Castagnola, C. Moroni, A. Garaventa, G. Manno, C. Savioli

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Abstract

Two cases of Fusarium infection in children with neuroblastoma are reported. One of the patients had an overwhelming infection and the diagnosis was based on isolation of Fusarium moniliforme from blood and skin biopsy, and histological findings. The second patient developed chronic polyarthritis and Fusarium solani was cultured from synovial fluid samples taken from two different joints four months apart. No histological documentation of infection was obtained. The response to antifungal therapy was unfavourable. Both patients died, but in the second case the relationship between fungal infection and death was not established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-776
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume9
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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