Cutaneous Scedosporium apiospermum infection in an immunocompromised patient and a review of the literature

Takeshi Uenotsuchi, Yoichi Moroi, Kazunori Urabe, Gaku Tsuji, Tetsuya Koga, Tetsuo Matsuda, Masutaka Furue

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Abstract

Scedosporium apiospermum (also known as Pseudallescheria boydii) is a ubiquitous filamentous fungus. This fungus is known as a cause of mycetoma, which may occur in a normally immune host following trauma. However, in an immunocompromised host, S. apiospermum may cause a life-threatening infection. We describe a case of S. apiospermum infection of the right hand in a patient who was receiving long-term immunosuppressants for adult Still's disease. We also review the cases of S. apiospermum infection with cutaneous manifestations reported between 1998 and 2003.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-159
Number of pages4
JournalActa Dermato-Venereologica
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 20 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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