American Journal of Infectious Diseases

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 and Ernesto P Molmenti

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2015.15.19

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 11, Issue 1

Pages 15-19

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.

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© 2015 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 and Ernesto P Molmenti. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.