Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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PINCELLI, Thaís Prota Hussein et al. Fusariosis in an immunocompromised patient: therapeutic success with voriconazole. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.4, pp.331-334. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962008000400007.
Fusarium infection is known to be potentially severe in immunocompromised patients, especially those with hematologic malignancies. Mortality rates are high and there are few therapeutic options, due to the severe underlying condition of this group of patients and the relative resistance of Fusarium to conventional antifungal therapy. Voriconazole has been shown to be an effective antifungal agent for neutropenic patients with fusariosis that are refractory or unresponsive to amphotericin B. We report the successful treatment of disseminated Fusarium infection in an immunocompromised host.
Keywords : Antifungal agents; Antifungal antibiotics; Fungi; Fusarium; Immunocompromised host; Mycoses.