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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-39

Fusarium solani: An emerging fungus in chronic diabetic ulcer


1 Department of Microbiology, Father Muller Medical College, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002, India
2 Department of Surgery, Father Muller Medical College, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002, India

Correspondence Address:
Rekha Boloor
Department of Microbiology, Father Muller Medical College, Kankanady, Mangalore - 575 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2727.66710

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Fusarium species, a mold which causes disease mainly in plants has emerged as pathogen in immunocompromised patients. Fusarium is known to cause keratitis, onychomycosis, and endophthalmitis. Fusarium solani, is the most common isolate from clinical specimen. Here is a case, a 65-year-old male with type II diabetes mellitus since 10 years presented with a large ulcer on the left leg since 8 months following trauma. The fungal culture of the escar of the ulcer isolated a mold, Fusarium solani. The patient's leg was amputated and was treated with amphotericin B. The patient was discharged on healing of the stump. This case gives emphasis on fungal culture in chronic diabetic ulcer.


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