Fusarium proliferatum soft tissue infection at the site of a puncture by a plant: Recovery, isolation, and direct molecular identification
Soft Tissue Infections
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, beta-tubulin, and translation elongation factor coding genes identified Fusarium proliferatum, which was confirmed later by culture.