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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 198-199

Fusarium solani breast abscess


Department of Microbiology, Raja Muthiah Medical College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram - 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India

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V Anandi
Department of Microbiology, Raja Muthiah Medical College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.16596

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An unusual manifestation of breast fusariosis was encountered in a 55-year-old female diabetic patient. Two fine needle aspirates (FNA) from the abscess were done at three days interval and they showed hyaline, septate, branched, fungal hypahe in 10% potassium hydroxide mount. Fungal infection was confirmed by demonstrating the fungal hyphae in the midst of lymphocytes, macrophages and neutrophils in Leishman stained smears. Culture of both FNAs yielded a heavy and pure growth of Fusarium solani . The patient responded to oral ketoconazole 200 mg once daily for 3 weeks. The breast fusariosis reported here is presumably the first case in India.






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2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
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