Fusarium sp. infection in a patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Tan, R. and Ng, K.P. and Gan, G.G. and Na, S.L. (2013) Fusarium sp. infection in a patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 68 (6). pp. 479-480. ISSN 0300-5283,

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In the past two decades, Fusarium species have been increasingly recognized as serious pathogens in immunocompromised patients. The outcome of fusariosis in the context of severe persistent neutropaenia has been almost universally fatal. The treatment of fusariosis in immunocompromised patients remains a challenge and the prognosis of systemic fusariosis in this population remains poor. This report presents a case of fatal fusariosis in a 37- year-old patient who was diagnosed with precursor-B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: University Malaya Medical Centre, Microbiology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fusarium
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Wati Yusuf
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 03:28
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 04:23
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10060

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