Fusarium incarnatum/equiseti hemodialysis graft infection
Hemodialysis graft infections typically occur as a result of contamination by skin flora at the time of insertion or become secondarily infected after high-grade bacteremia. Infection of implanted vascular devices with filamentous fungi is rare. We report a case of infection of an implanted polytetrafluoroethylene dialysis graft with Fusarium incarnatum/equiseti that did not grow in cultures of tissue but was identified by molecular means.
Fusarium, filamentous fungi, hemodialysis graft, post-operative infection
Submitted: 2010-06-24 22:29:07
Published: 2010-11-02 18:27:08
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