A case of Exophiala oligosperma successfully treated with voriconazole

Bassam H. Rimawi, Ramzy H. Rimawi, Meena Mirdamadi, Lisa L. Steed, Richard Marchell, Deanna A. Sutton, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Jonathan R. Lindner, M. Sean Boger

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Abstract

Exophiala oligosperma is an uncommon pathogen associated with human infections, predominantly in immunocompromised hosts. Case reports of clinical infections related to E. oligosperma have been limited to 6 prior publications, all of which have shown limited susceptibility to conventional antifungal therapies, including amphotericin B, itraconazole, and fluconazole. We describe the first case of an E. oligosperma induced soft-tissue infection successfully treated with a 3-month course of voriconazole without persisting lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2013

Keywords

  • Exophiala oligosperma
  • Fungus
  • Mycetoma
  • Phaeohyphomycosis
  • Voriconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Rimawi, B. H., Rimawi, R. H., Mirdamadi, M., Steed, L. L., Marchell, R., Sutton, D. A., Thompson, E. H., Wiederhold, N. P., Lindner, J. R., & Boger, M. S. (2013). A case of Exophiala oligosperma successfully treated with voriconazole. Medical Mycology Case Reports, 2(1), 144-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2013.08.003