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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 312-314

Perinephric abscess caused by fusarium chlamydosporum in an immunocompetent child: Case report and identification of the morphologically atypical fungal strain

Department of Microbiology, Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, Chandigarh, India

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Shailpreet Sidhu
Department of Microbiology, Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Sector - 32, Chandigarh
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.120409

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Fusarium infections are important problem worldwide, cause a broad spectrum of infections in human including superficial infections as well as locally invasive and disseminated infections. We report a rare case of perinephric abscess caused by Fusarium chlamydosporum in a child who had a recent episode of pyelonephritis. This case illustrates the ever increasing spectrum of rare but offending pathogenic fungi in an immunocompetent host. Fungal infections should always be suspected in patients having one or the other underlying risk factor or who are unresponding to antibacterial therapy. 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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