Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of Fusarium Strains from Hospital Environment Related to Cancer Patients with Invasive Fungal Infections
Fusarium is a filamentous fungus dispersed in several natural and artificial environmental settings. The opportunistic features of Fusarium species can result in serious invasive fungal infections, particularly, in hospitalized patients with severe underlying diseases, such as cancer. Nosocomial infections linked to hospital exogenous source are not uncommon. We identified by phenotypic and genotypic methodologies clinical and environmental strains of Fusarium species related to an outbreak in a cancer center.
Keywords - Cancer, Fusarium, Nosocomial Infection, Voriconazole