Impact and Etiology of Periungual Toe Infections in Neutropenic Patients

@article{Vlez2012ImpactAE,
  title={Impact and Etiology of Periungual Toe Infections in Neutropenic Patients},
  author={A. V{\'e}lez and J. Greene and A. Vincent and L. Elko-Simms},
  journal={Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={e31–e34}
}
  • A. Vélez, J. Greene, +1 author L. Elko-Simms
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
  • MethodsA chart review of the patients who had positive cultures of the nail for fungal infection from 1985 to June 2011 was conducted at Moffitt Cancer Center. ResultsTwenty-six patients with nail and periungual tissue cultures were included. The most common isolate was Fusarium, followed by Aspergillus.Lung imaging reported probable fungal pneumonia in 25% of the patients with Aspergillus onychomycosis and in 53% of the patients with Fusarium.All patients with Aspergillus infection survived to… CONTINUE READING
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