Phaeohyphomycosis is a diverse group of uncommon mycotic infections caused by dematiaceous fungi which appears to be increasing in incidence, particularly in transplant recipients. Alternaria is the most frequent isolated genus. Subcutaneous, pulmonary and disseminated disease are the most common sites of Alternaria infection in solid organ transplant recipients. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of a kidney transplant recipient with Alternaria alternata subcutaneous infection who was successfully treated with isavuconazole.

Successful treatment with isavuconazole of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis in a kidney transplant recipient

Dalla Gasperina, Daniela;Baj, Andreina;Grossi, Paolo Antonio
2019

Abstract

Phaeohyphomycosis is a diverse group of uncommon mycotic infections caused by dematiaceous fungi which appears to be increasing in incidence, particularly in transplant recipients. Alternaria is the most frequent isolated genus. Subcutaneous, pulmonary and disseminated disease are the most common sites of Alternaria infection in solid organ transplant recipients. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of a kidney transplant recipient with Alternaria alternata subcutaneous infection who was successfully treated with isavuconazole.
Alternaria; Phaeohyphomycosis; isavuconazole; transplantation
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