Fatal disseminated infection due to exserohilum rostratu in a patient with aplastic anemia: Case report and review

V. M. Aquino, J. M. Norvell, K. Krisher, M. M. Mustafa

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Abstract

Exserohilum rostratum is a dematiaceousfungus that rarely causes infection in humans. We describe a patient with severe aplastic anemi who developed fatal disseminated disease caused by E. rostratum, and we review the English-language literature on this unusual agent. Our patient initially presented with signs and symptoms ofsinusitis, which progressed to invasive pulmonary disease. The clinical course and histopathologic findings at autopsy were similar to those seen in casesof invasive aspergillosis or mucormycosis in that a propensity for vascular invasion and dissemination was seen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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