Title

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

UMMS Affiliation

Division of Dermatology; Department of Medicine; Department of Pathology

Publication 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.

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Dermatology online journal

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

25046464

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