Infection

, Volume 32, Issue 6, pp 364– 366

Disseminated Fusarium oxysporum Infection in Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

  • M. Albisetti
  • R. P. Lauener
  • T. Güngör
  • G. Schär
  • F. K. Niggli
  • D. Nadal
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s15010-004-3135-8

Cite this article as:
Albisetti, M., Lauener, R.P., Güngör, T. et al. Infection (2004) 32: 364. doi:10.1007/s15010-004-3135-8

Abstract

The portal of entry of disseminated Fusarium spp. infections is still not clearly defined. We report on a disseminated Fusarium oxysporum infection occurring during a long period of severe neutropenia in a child with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. A nasogastric feeding tube was the possible source of entry of the fungus.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Albisetti
    • 1
  • R. P. Lauener
    • 1
  • T. Güngör
    • 1
  • G. Schär
    • 2
  • F. K. Niggli
    • 1
  • D. Nadal
    • 1
  1. 1.Divisions of Immunology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases and OncologyUniversity Children’s Hospital of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of ZurichSwitzerland