Multifocal cutaneous alternariosis in a 70-year-old Kenyan renal transplant patient
Division of Dermatology; Department of Medicine; Department of Pathology
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Dermatology | Diagnosis | Heterocyclic Compounds | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Pharmaceutical Preparations | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Therapeutics
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.
Dermatol Online J. 2014 Jul 15;20(7). pii: 13030/qt45s7m4mk.
Dermatology online journal
Michelon M, Greenlaw SM, O'Donnell P, Geist DE, Levin NA. (2014). Multifocal cutaneous alternariosis in a 70-year-old Kenyan renal transplant patient. Dermatology Publications. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/derm_pubs/88