Cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis due to Alternaria infectoria36745

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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Here we report a case of cutaneous alternariosis in a 74-year-old man treated by corticotherapy for myasthenia, and presenting with papular, crusted lesions on the left elbow and the right knee. Histological examination of the biopsy specimens showed fungal hyphae associated with round-shaped cells which were highly suggestive of alternariosis. Mycological culture allowed the isolation of a dematiaceous fungus which was identified as a member of the Alternaria infectoria species-group. This was confirmed by PCR amplification and sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer domain of the ge…

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