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

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


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
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

Cite this