Disseminated Fusarium is a rare but life-threatening infection of severely immunocompromised patients. A fatal outcome has been described in all reported cases of Fusarium infection occurring after bone marrow transplantation. We describe a patient who developed disseminated Fusarium infection with a secondary fungal endophthalmitis after an autologous bone marrow transplant for acute myeloid leukemia. This infection was successfully eradicated after neutrophil recovery by prolonged systemic administration of amphotericin B as well as aggressive local therapy including enucleation of the affected eye. The patient remains free of both leukaemia and fungal disease more than 4 years after transplant.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bone Marrow Transplantation|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
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