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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-66

Fungemia caused by Verticillium species in an immunocompromised child


1 Department of Microbiology, Sher-i-Kashmir, Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura-190 001, Jammu & Kashmir, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Sher-i-Kashmir, Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura-190 001, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
G Bashir
Department of Microbiology, Sher-i-Kashmir, Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura-190 001, Jammu & Kashmir
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.19901

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The incidence of fungal infections is increasing due to immunocompromised states. We report a case of fungaemia due to a rare fungus - Verticillium , in a 6 year old child diagnosed as a case of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia- L1 with high grade fever. The patient was treated with amphotericin B with a good clinical response.






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