Title

Multifocal cutaneous alternariosis in a 70-year-old Kenyan renal transplant patient

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Dermatology; Department of Medicine; Department of Pathology

Date

7-15-2014

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Dermatology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

Abstract

Alternaria species are a group of dematiaceous fungi that are ubiquitous in nature and are becoming an increasingly important cause of disease in immunocompromised patients. We present a case of a 70 year old renal transplant recipient with multiple areas of cutaneous Alternaria infections likely introduced during local trauma. Treatment has required a combination of systemic therapy and surgical excision. This case illustrates the importance of recognizing fungal infections with cutaneous manifestations, such as alternariosis, in immunosuppressed patients.

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Citation: Dermatol Online J. 2014 Jul 15;20(7). pii: 13030/qt45s7m4mk.

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Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

25046464