Fusarium solani Necrotizing Fasciitis Complicating Treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Case Report

Fatma Al-Farsi, Abdullah Balkhair, Turkiya Al-Siyabi, Asim Qureshi

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Fungal infections due to Fusarium species are serious albeit rare and mostly occur in severely immunocompromised patients. The prognosis of such infections, especially of disseminated manifestations, is poor as a result of multi-antifungal resistance, particularly to azoles. We report a case of a rapidly progressive necrotizing fasciitis of the foot secondary to Fusarium solani in a young female patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on consolidation therapy. Surgical debridement was undertaken and liposomal amphotericin was given as definitive therapy for a total of six weeks followed by secondary prophylaxis that resulted in remarked clinical and radiological improvement. High clinical suspicion, prompt surgical intervention, rapid diagnosis, and timely initiation of appropriate antifungal therapy are crucial for a favorable outcome in this relatively uncommon life-threatening infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e25847
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

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