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Title: Saksenaea vasiformis infection in an immunocompetent patient in rural Australia.
Austin 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
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2017
Date: 2017-06-18
Publication information: BMJ Case Reports 2017; 2017; bcr-2017-220341
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.
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2017-220341
ORCID: 0000-0002-7833-2537
Journal: BMJ Case Reports
PubMed URL: 28630247
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: drugs: infectious diseases
general surgery
infectious diseases
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