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Title: Cutaneous infection by Phaeoacremonium parasiticum
Author: Fernández Pittol, Mariana José
Alejo-Cancho, Izaskun
Rubio, Elisa
López, Miriam
García, Adriana
Mascaró Galy, José Manuel
Marco, Francesc
Vila Estapé, Jordi
Puig de la Bellacasa, Jordi
Keywords: Miositis
Issue Date: 8-Mar-2019
Publisher: Elsevier España
Abstract: Background: Phaeoacremonium parasiticum is considered a rare infectious agent that is part of a heterogeneous group of fungi causing phaeohyphomycosis. This organism is capable of producing subcutaneous infections, eumycetomas, osteomyelitis, arthritis, myositis and also disseminated diseases, such as fungemia and endocarditis. Case report: We describe a case of cutaneous infection by P. parasiticum in a kidney transplant patient. The identification of this microorganism was performed by microbiological and histopathological studies and confirmed with the sequence of the gene encoding β-tubulin and a real time panfungal PCR targeting 18S ribosomal RNA gene. The microorganism was correctly identified by phenotypic and molecular methods. The patient was treated with oral antifungal therapy and a debulking surgery and evolved without any complication. Conclusions: The diagnosis of this infection is difficult and usually affects kidney transplant patients, but the reasons of this association are still unknown.
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It is part of: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia, 2019
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ISSN: 1130-1406
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