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May 1970

Facial Granuloma Associated With Fusarium Infection

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC

From the Division of Dermatology, departments of medicine and microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(5):598-600. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000050102016

A teen-aged boy developed a facial granuloma due to the saprophyte Fusarium. Since no similar case has been reported to our knowledge, it suggests that abnormal features are involved. Th was borne out when it was discovered that the patient's leukocytes functioned imperfectly. He is a member of a group of patients with "chronic granulomatous disease."

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