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

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Valenstein, P; Schell, WA
Published in: Arch Pathol Lab Med
August 1986

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.

Duke Scholars

Published In

Arch Pathol Lab Med

ISSN

0003-9985

Publication Date

August 1986

Volume

110

Issue

8

Start / End Page

751 / 754

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sigmoid Neoplasms
  • Pathology
  • Nose Diseases
  • Mycoses
  • Middle Aged
  • Humans
  • Fusarium
  • Female
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diabetes Complications
 

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Valenstein, P., & Schell, W. A. (1986). Primary intranasal Fusarium infection. Potential for confusion with rhinocerebral zygomycosis. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 110(8), 751–754.
Valenstein, P., and W. A. Schell. “Primary intranasal Fusarium infection. Potential for confusion with rhinocerebral zygomycosis.Arch Pathol Lab Med 110, no. 8 (August 1986): 751–54.
Valenstein P, Schell WA. Primary intranasal Fusarium infection. Potential for confusion with rhinocerebral zygomycosis. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1986 Aug;110(8):751–4.
Valenstein, P., and W. A. Schell. “Primary intranasal Fusarium infection. Potential for confusion with rhinocerebral zygomycosis.Arch Pathol Lab Med, vol. 110, no. 8, Aug. 1986, pp. 751–54.
Valenstein P, Schell WA. Primary intranasal Fusarium infection. Potential for confusion with rhinocerebral zygomycosis. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1986 Aug;110(8):751–754.

Published In

Arch Pathol Lab Med

ISSN

0003-9985

Publication Date

August 1986

Volume

110

Issue

8

Start / End Page

751 / 754

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sigmoid Neoplasms
  • Pathology
  • Nose Diseases
  • Mycoses
  • Middle Aged
  • Humans
  • Fusarium
  • Female
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diabetes Complications