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Título: Phaeohyphomycosis Caused by Alternaria Infectoria Presenting as Multiple Vegetating Lesions in a Renal Transplant Patient
Outros títulos: Feohifomicosis Producida por Alternaria Infectoria con Presentación Clínica de Múltiples Lesiones Vegetantes en un Paciente Sometido a un Trasplante Renal
Autor: Cunha, D
Amaro, C
Vieira, MR
Martins, ML
Maduro, AP
Inácio, J
Afonso, A
Marques Pinto, G
Cardoso, J
Palavras-chave: HCC DER
Alternariose
Hospedeiro Imunocomprometido
Transplantação de Rim
Feoifomicose
Complicações Pós-Operatórias
Data: 2012
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Rev Iberoam Micol. 2012 Jan-Mar;29(1):44-6
Resumo: The genus Alternaria is one of the most common black moulds and appears to be increasing as a causative agent of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis, particularly among immunosuppressed patients. A 53-year-old patient who had received a kidney transplant presented with multiple verrucous lesions on the distal extremities. Positive histopathology and cultures, in addition to rDNA ITS region sequencing, identified the fungal isolate as Alternaria infectoria. Oral itraconazole was administered for 10 months. A follow-up at 15 months demonstrated no signs of infection. Clinical manifestations of cutaneous alternariosis vary significantly and only a few cases have been described in the literature. Although optimal treatment options remain controversial, this case of phaeohyphomycosis was successfully treated with itraconazole monotherapy.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.17/1815
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