Exophiala oligosperma causing olecranon bursitis

A. D. Bossler, S. S. Richter, A. J. Chavez, S. A. Vogelgesang, D. A. Sutton, A. M. Grooters, M. G. Rinaldi, G. S. De Hoog, M. A. Pfaller

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A 62-year-old male with a history of Wegener's granulomatosis and immunosuppressive therapy presented with chronic olecranon bursitis. A black velvety mould with brown septate hyphae and tapered annellides was isolated from a left elbow bursa aspirate and was identified as an Exophiala species. Internal transcribed sequence rRNA sequencing showed the isolate to be identical to Exophiala oligosperma. The patient was successfully treated with aspiration and intrabursal amphotericin B.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4779-4782
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2003


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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Bossler, A. D., Richter, S. S., Chavez, A. J., Vogelgesang, S. A., Sutton, D. A., Grooters, A. M., ... Pfaller, M. A. (2003). Exophiala oligosperma causing olecranon bursitis. Journal of clinical microbiology, 41(10), 4779-4782. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.41.10.4779-4782.2003