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Seema Khetan,Prakash Khetan,Venkatesh Katkar, Minal Kusulkar.Journal of Biomedical Research,2018,32(2):157-160
Urinary tract infection due to Fusarium oxysporum in animmunocompetent patient with chronic kidney disease
Received:October 10, 2016  Revised:March 25, 2017
DOI£º10.7555/JBR.32.20160128
Keywords£ºurinary tract, fusariosis, F. oxysporum
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Seema Khetan Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Hanuman Nagar, Nagpur , India.
Prakash Khetan Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Hanuman Nagar, Nagpur , India.
Venkatesh Katkar, Minal Kusulkar Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Hanuman Nagar, Nagpur , India.
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      Infections due to Fusarium species are collectively referred to as fusariosis. Fusarium oxysporum has been reported to cause keratitis, onychomycosis, skin infections, catheter associated fungemia and has not been described as a cause of urinary tract infection. Here, we present the first case of fusariosis with urinary tract involvement in a 67 year old male, with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. This case illustrates the ever increasing spectrum of rare but offending pathogenic fungi. Early diagnosis of infection with a specific pathogen may lead to changes in antifungal therapy and may be critical for an improved outcome.
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