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Chronic <i>Fusarium</i> Infection in an Adult Patient with Undiagnosed Chronic Granulomatous Diseas

Davoud Mansoory, Navid Ahmady Roozbahany, Hussein Mazinany and Alireza Samimagam

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 7, pages e107-e108
Published in print October 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/377608
Chronic Fusarium Infection in an Adult Patient with Undiagnosed Chronic Granulomatous Diseas

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Disseminated Fusarium infection is a rare disease that is usually limited to immunocompromised patients. It more commonly occurs in patients with acute leukemia and prolonged neutropenia. We report a case of chronic Fusarium infection in an adult patient with undiagnosed chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), a primary immunodeficiency disorder in which phagocytic cells are defective in generating superoxide anion and its metabolites. The case is important because the patient had no manifestations of CGD until she was almost 60 years old and because this is, to our knowledge, the first reported case of Fusarium infection in a patient with CGD.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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