Phaeohyphomycosis caused by Alternaria infectoria in a renal transplant recipient.

T. Halaby, J.M.M. Boots, A. Vermeulen, A. van der Ven, H. Beguin, J.P. van Hooff, J.A. Jacobs

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Abstract

We report on a case of phaeohyphomycosis caused by Alternaria infectoria in a renal transplant recipient with pulmonary infiltrates and multiple skin lesions. Diagnosis was based on microscopy and culture of the skin lesions. Treatment consisted of a combination of surgical excision and systemic antifungal therapy, first with itraconazole and subsequently with liposomal amphotericin B, for 39 days. At a 20-month follow-up visit, no recurrence of the skin lesions or the pulmonary infiltrates had occurred.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1952-1955
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

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Halaby, T., Boots, J. M. M., Vermeulen, A., van der Ven, A., Beguin, H., van Hooff, J. P., & Jacobs, J. A. (2001). Phaeohyphomycosis caused by Alternaria infectoria in a renal transplant recipient. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 39(5), 1952-1955. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.39.5.1952-1955.2001