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Goussous N, Abdullah A, Milner S M. Fusarium Solani Infection Following Burn Injury: A Case Report. wjps. 2019; 8 (3) :406-409
URL: http://wjps.ir/article-1-534-en.html
Johns Hopkins Burn Center, Michael D. Hendrix Burn Research Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
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Fungal infections are becoming increasingly recognized among burn patients. Infection with Fusarium, a filamentous mold, is rarely encountered and mainly seen in immunocompromised patients. High mortality and morbidity were reported with these virulent infections. We present a rare case of refractory septic shock from upper extremity fungal infection with Fusarium solani in a burn patient. Multiple operative debridements and below elbow amputation caused resolution of septic shock. Closure was achieved with a split thickness skin graft. Aggressive approach should be adopted in managing burn patients with Fusarium infection. Serial debridements and extremity amputation should be considered in attempts to improve survival.

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Type of Study: case report | Subject: General
Received: 2019/08/11 | Accepted: 2019/09/12 | Published: 2019/09/13

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