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Amphotericin B responsive Scedosporium apiospermum infection in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia.
  1. R Cunningham,
  2. D C Mitchell
  1. Department of Microbiology, Derby Royal Infirmary.

    Abstract

    A 71 year old man with newly diagnosed acute myelomonocytic leukaemia developed a soft tissue infection of his foot during his first course of chemotherapy. Scedosporium apiospermum was isolated from the lesion, which resolved rapidly on treatment with intravenous amphotericin B despite being resistant in vitro to this agent. This observation suggests that sensitivity testing of S apiospermum should be interpreted with caution and that clinical response may be a better indicator of outcome.

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