Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 25th, 2003
According to recent research published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, "Species of the genus Acremonium (Cephalosporium) are opportunistic microorganisms that are environmentally widespread saprophytes in soil, and can very rarely be pathogenic in humans.
"Disseminated infection has been described in patients with immunodeficiency, but has previously been reported in only 1 neonate. A preterm infant with Acremonium strictum fungaemia is reported here. The patient was born at 27 weeks...
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