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n. pl. fu·sar·i·a (-ē-ə)
Any of various pathogenic fungi of the genus Fusarium, chiefly inhabiting temperate climates and infecting both plants and animals. In humans, infection may cause inflammation of the cornea and external ear.

[New Latin Fūsārium, genus name (coined by German naturalist Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link (1767-1851) in reference to the typical spindle shape of its conidia) : Latin fūsus, spindle (of unknown origin) + Latin -ārium, neuter of -ārius, adjective suffix.]
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(Plants) any filamentous fungus of the genus Fusarium, some of which produce toxins which are harmful to plants, animals and humans
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(fyuˈzɛər i əm)

n., pl. -sar•i•a (-ˈzɛər i ə)
any fungus of the genus Fusarium, occurring primarily in temperate regions and causing wilt in plants and a variety of diseases in animals.
[< New Latin (1832) = Latin fūs(us) spindle + -ārium -ary]
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Many studies have reported cases of Fusariosis in patients with acute myeloid and lymphoblastic leukemia (45) however; there is dearth information on Fusarium infections associated with tuberculosis patients.
Nucci, "Fusarium infections in immunocompromised patients," Clinical Microbiology Reviews, vol.
Anaissie, "Fusarium infections in immunocompromised patients," Clinical Microbiology Reviews, vol.
Fusarium infections in burns patients: a case report and review of the literature.
One case-control study was conducted for each fungal species outbreak (Fusarium infections associated with Franck's BBG administered during vitrectomies and Bipolaris infections associated with Franck's triamcinolone injected intravitreally); only species-confirmed cases (i.e., cases confirmed by culture) were included.
Those six reports of noninfectious keratitis--or general eye inflammation--among contact lens wearers were not related to fusarium infections and did not require medical treatment, according to the company.
It is not known, however, if any symptomless seeds harbored Fusarium infections.
The Latitude Guide to Root and Stem-based Disease Identification gives a practical step-by-step checklist to telling the difference between whiteheads caused by Take-all, eyespot, sharp eyespot and fusarium infections.