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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
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CAMBUIM, Idalina Inês Fonsêca Nogueira et al. Fusarium lateritium (NEES) as an agent of fungemia in a patient infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2007, vol.38, n.2, pp.285-286. ISSN 1517-8382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822007000200018.
Emerging fungal pathogens are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in the immunocompromised host. The association of fungi from the Fusarium genus with human infection in uncommon. The objective of this paper is to report the first case of fungaemia caused by Fusarium lateritium in a 42-year-old HIV-infected patient.
Keywords : Fungaemia; Fusarium lateritium; HIV-infection; immunocompromissed.