Primary intranasal Fusarium infection. Potential for confusion with rhinocerebral zygomycosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fusarium species are saprophytic fungi that may colonize human skin and nails and may rarely cause invasive infections in traumatized tissue and in debilitated and immunocompromised patients. We report herein a case of invasive intranasal Fusarium oxysporum infection in a diabetic patient. This unusual presentation potentially can be confused with early rhinocerebral zygomycosis clinically and histologically. Distinguishing morphologic features and the possible role of diabetes in promoting this infection are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Valenstein, P; Schell, WA

Published Date

  • August 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 110 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 751 - 754

PubMed ID

  • 3755330

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9985


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States