Virology & Mycology

Virology & Mycology
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ISSN: 2161-0517

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Fusariosis: Five Cases in Immunodepressed Patients

Tiago Silveira Lima, Beatriz Ribeiro dos Reis, Mariana Marteleto Godinho, Tyiomi Akiti, Celso Tavares Sodré and Marcia Ramos-e-Silva

Fusariosis can cause disseminated infection among individuals with severely impaired immunity, representing the second leading cause of invasive fungal infection with poor prognosis and often leading to death in those individuals. The authors describe five cases of immune compromised/ neutropenic patients hospitalized in the Clementino Fraga Filho University hospital hematology ward with this fungal infection. It is of utmost importance for Dermatologists and Oncologists to know about this association.