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Taj-Aldeen, SJ; Gene, J; Bozom, IA; Buzina, W; Cano, JF; Guarro, J.
Gangrenous necrosis of the diabetic foot caused by Fusarium acutatum.
Med Mycol. 2006; 44(6):547-552 Doi: 10.1080/13693780500543246 (- Case Report) [OPEN ACCESS]
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Buzina Walter

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Foot infections are common and serious complications of diabetic patients. We report the case of a 68-year-old patient with a diabetic foot infection that developed into a gangrenous necrosis. Fusarium spp. was isolated on two successive occasions with no other associated microorganisms. Histopathology demonstrated invasion of the fungus into the tisssue. These findings suggested an infection rather than colonization. A detailed morphological study showed that the isolate was Fusarium acutatum, which was confirmed by rDNA sequencing. This fungus is found only in Asia and has not been previously reported as a human pathogen.
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Antifungal Agents - administration and dosage
DNA, Ribosomal - genetics
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Fusarium - classification
Gangrene - classification
Humans - classification
Male - classification
Necrosis - classification

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