Identification of Fusarium verticillioides using gene sequencing in a patient after orthotopic liver transplantation

  • Antonella Grottola | antonella.grottola@unimore.it
  • Claudia Venturelli
  • William Gennari
  • Mauro Codeluppi
  • Francesca Cavrini
  • Fabio Rumpianesi
  • Giovanni Guaraldi
  • Stefania Cocchi

Abstract

Fusarium is an opportunistic fungal pathogen which is emerging as a significant cause of morbidity and mortality particularly in patients with haematological malignancies and bone marrow transplant recipients but also in solid organ transplant recipients. Here we have diagnosed a case of disseminated Fusarium infection with cutaneous localization in a patient undergoing a second liver transplant after chronic rejection of primary graft. The morphology of the isolated strain didn’t allow a clear distinction between Fusarium. napiforme and Fusarium. verticillioides. For this reason it was performed a gene sequencing analysis to have a reliable identification.The isolated strain was thus identified as F. verticillioides.

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2010-12-31
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Keywords:
Fusarium verticillioides, gene Gene sequencing, ?-Tubulin, translation Translation elongation factor EF-1
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Grottola, A., Venturelli, C., Gennari, W., Codeluppi, M., Cavrini, F., Rumpianesi, F., Guaraldi, G., & Cocchi, S. (2010). Identification of Fusarium verticillioides using gene sequencing in a patient after orthotopic liver transplantation. Microbiologia Medica, 25(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2010.2405

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