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Photograph of the subject when she first visited the hospital. There was a painful progressive skin ulceration around the right third knuckle and proximal phalanx after a snake bite two weeks earlier.
Risk factorsNeutropenia, blood cancer

Fusariosis is an infection seen in people with low neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that fights infection. It is a significant opportunistic pathogen in people with blood cancer.[2]: 330 

It is associated with infections with Fusarium species, such as Fusarium proliferatum.[3]

It is fatal in more than half of cases.[1]


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  2. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. Neuburger S, Massenkeil G, Seibold M, et al. (July 2008). "Successful salvage treatment of disseminated cutaneous fusariosis with liposomal amphotericin B and terbinafine after allogeneic stem cell transplantation". Transpl Infect Dis. 10 (4): 290–3. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3062.2007.00296.x. PMID 18194367. S2CID 33310278.

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