A case of cutaneous alternariosis in liver transplant patient

Yong Chang Jae, Hee Lee Ju, Hoon Lee Kwang

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A case of cutaneous alternariosis is reported in a 61-year-old female who underwent liver transplantation one year earlier. The infection manifested as a crusted papule about 1 cm in diameter on the right knee. Histological examination with silver methenamine and periodic acid-Schiff diastase revealed fungal spores and hyphae with chronic granulomatous inflammation. Biopsy fragments inoculated on Sabouraud-glucose agar with chloramphenicol produced colonies which were identified as Alternaria species on the basis of macroscopic and microscopic characters. Complete excision and treatment with 250 mg/day oral terbinafine for one month resulted in a satisfactory course with no signs of local recurrence over follow-up period of one year.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Medical Mycology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sept

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by grants from Yonsei University (CMB-Yuhan 1999-01) and the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (HMP-00-B-21400-0059) (to M.G.L.), and by grants from the National Institutes of Health (DE12309 and DK38938) (to S.M.) and (HD20632) (to F.J.S.).

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  • Infectious Diseases


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