Concurrent double infections of the skin: Phaeohyphomycosis and nocardiosis in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Masakazu Takahara, Shinichi Imafuku, Tetsuo Matsuda, Takeshi Uenotsuchi, Tadahiko Matsumoto, Arvind A. Padhye, Masutaka Furue

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Abstract

We describe a case of concurrent double infection with phaeohyphomycosis and lymphocutaneous nocardiosis in an immunocompromised host. The episode occurred almost simultaneously with an incident of insect bites. Exophiala spinifera was isolated from lesions on the left arm and Nocardia asteroides was isolated from lesions on the right hand. Clinical resolution occurred within 5 months after initiation of antimicrobial treatment with oral itraconazole and minocycline. We believe that this case represents a novel episode of previously unreported concurrent infections with phaeohyphomycosis and lymphocutaneous nocardiosis in human beings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S277-S280
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume53
Issue number5 SUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2005

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Phaeohyphomycosis
Nocardia Infections
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Exophiala
Nocardia asteroides
Insect Bites and Stings
Skin
Minocycline
Itraconazole
Immunocompromised Host
Infection
Arm
Hand
Therapeutics

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  • Dermatology

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Concurrent double infections of the skin : Phaeohyphomycosis and nocardiosis in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. / Takahara, Masakazu; Imafuku, Shinichi; Matsuda, Tetsuo; Uenotsuchi, Takeshi; Matsumoto, Tadahiko; Padhye, Arvind A.; Furue, Masutaka.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 53, No. 5 SUPPL., 01.11.2005, p. S277-S280.

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Takahara, Masakazu ; Imafuku, Shinichi ; Matsuda, Tetsuo ; Uenotsuchi, Takeshi ; Matsumoto, Tadahiko ; Padhye, Arvind A. ; Furue, Masutaka. / Concurrent double infections of the skin : Phaeohyphomycosis and nocardiosis in a patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. In: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2005 ; Vol. 53, No. 5 SUPPL. pp. S277-S280.
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