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Abstract - Fusarium: A rare factor in diabetic foot infection
Hatice Ozisik, Sevki Cetinkalp, Huseyin Aytac Erdem, Dilek Yesim Metin, Ilgen Ertam, Meltem Isıkgöz Tasbakan

Fusarium: A rare factor in diabetic foot infection

Hatice Ozisik, Sevki Cetinkalp, Huseyin Aytac Erdem, Dilek Yesim Metin, Ilgen Ertam, Meltem Isikgoz Tasbakan

ABSTRACT

Diabetic foot infections are an important cause of morbidity. In humans, Fusarium causes external infections. A male obese patient at the age of 56 who had been getting treatment in various clinics due to ulceration and lymphedema. Treatment started with tigecycline 50 mg vial 2x1. Alcaligenes faecalis and Proteus vulgaris reproduced. Tigecycline treatment was stopped on the 4th day and piperacillin/tazobactam 4,5 gr vial 3x1 and liposomal amphotericin B 3 mg/kg/day were initiated. In direct microscopic examination, hypes were seen and Fusarium spp. reproduction was detected. Liposomal amphotericin treatment was stopped on the 15th day and voriconazole 200 mg tb po 2x1 was initiated. At the end of one month, the lesions were regressed entirely. It should not be forgotten that despite its scarcity, fungus factors might give rise to diabetic foot infections and patients should be evaluated in terms of fungus infections. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2017; 7(1): 42-45

Keywords: Fusarium, Diabetic foot, Voriconazole 

Volume 07, Number 01 (2017)