A case of phaeohyphomycosis caused by Exophiala oligosperma in a renal transplant patient successfully treated with posaconazole

Asaph C. Levy, Sameer Rehman, Deanna A. Sutton, Katy I. Burris, David A. Hirschwerk, Sheng Chen, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Hongxin Fan, Jonathan Lindner, Madhu Bhaskaran, Nicole M. Ali, Horacio L. Rilo, Ernesto P. Molmenti

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Abstract

Phaeohyphomycosis is an uncommon mycotic infection caused by dematiaceous fungi. We report a 53-year-old male who presented with phaeohyphomycosis on his upper extremities, 6 months after renal transplantation. Biopsy revealed pigmented moniliform hyphae and cultures grew Exophiala oligosperma. The lesions completely resolved after 3 months of treatment with posaconazole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Dematiaceous
  • Exophiala
  • Oligosperma
  • Phaeohyphomycosis
  • Posaconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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