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|Title:||Saksenaea vasiformis infection in an immunocompetent patient in rural Australia.|
|Authors:||Pilch, Wiktor T;Kinnear, Ned J;Hennessey, Derek B|
|Affiliation:||Port Augusta Hospital and Regional Health Service, Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia|
Department of Urology, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Urology, Craigavon Area Hospital, Portadown, UK
|Citation:||BMJ case reports 2017; online first: 18 June|
|Abstract:||An 81-year-old man from rural Australia presented with right pretibial cellulitis 7 days after minor trauma against furniture. He failed to improve despite antibiotics and surgical debridement. Subsequent cultures grew the rare fungusSaksenaea vasiformis,which was treated with further surgical debridement, amphotericin B and posaconazole. This was successful and the patient made a full recovery. We present the case and discuss lessons learnt.|
|Subjects:||drugs: infectious diseases|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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