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Fusarium incarnatum/equiseti hemodialysis graft infection

James Riddell, Kenneth J. Woodside, Matthew A. Leavitt, Duane W. Newton, Jeffery D. Punch
  • Kenneth J. Woodside
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  • Matthew A. Leavitt
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  • Duane W. Newton
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  • Jeffery D. Punch
    Affiliation not present


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

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Submitted: 2010-06-24 22:29:07
Published: 2010-11-02 18:27:08
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