Fusarium proliferatum soft tissue infection at the site of a puncture by a plant: Recovery, isolation, and direct molecular identification

Tara N. Palmore, Yvonne R. Shea, Richard W. Childs, Richard M. Sherry, Thomas J. Walsh

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After allogeneic stem cell transplantation, a 49-year-old man developed fever and inflammation at the site of a plant puncture on a finger. A hyalohyphomycete was recovered by incubating the plant spine fragment following surgery. Amplification of the internal transcribed spacer region and 5.8S rRNA, β-tubulin, and translation elongation factor coding genes identified Fusarium proliferatum, which was confirmed later by culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-342
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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