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Mardani M, Khodashahi R, Lotfali E, Abolghasemi S, Hakemi-Vala M. Disseminated fusariosis with ecthyma gangrenosum-like lesions in a refractory acute myeloid leukemia patient. Curr Med Mycol. 2019; 5 (1) :27-31
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Background and Purpose: Fusarium species is an opportunistic mold that causes disseminated infections in immunocompromised patients. Given the high mortality rate of this infection, it is important to make a definite diagnosis when encountering suspected cases.
Case report: Herein, we presented a 35-year-old man diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia with a prolonged febrile neutropenic period and ecthyma gangrenosum-like lesions, along with fungemia and disseminated fusariosis. The patient died despite receiving combination therapy, perhaps due to the nonrecovery of neutrophil.
Conclusion: Ecthyma gangrenosum-like lesions due to disseminated fusariosis might be easily misdiagnosed. Consequently, more attention should be paid to the cutaneous lesions in immunocompromised patients.
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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Infectious
Received: 2018/09/29 | Accepted: 2019/01/16 | Published: 2019/03/18

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