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Haematologists caring for patients with leukaemia and lymphoma, and those undertaking haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, are usually familiar with the common fungal infections, and take steps to prevent them with protective isolation and often antifungal prophylaxis.

The important fungal problems seen (or prevented include):

>>  Oral candidiasis

>>  Invasive aspergillosis

Less common fungal infections include:

>> Mucormycosis

>> Candidaemia

>> Chronic disseminated (hepatosplenic) candidiasis

>> Fusariosis

>> Disseminated infections with rare pathogens such as Trichosporon, Scedosporium, Acremonium and others. 

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