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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2017 April;152(2):178-80

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-0488.16.04787-8

Copyright © 2014 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

A rare case of subcutaneous fusariosis in an immunocompetent patient

Elisabetta T. MAPELLI 1, Amilcare CERRI 1, 2, Elisa BORGHI 2, Marina PALVARINI 1, Paola ABRAMO 1, Giulia MORACE 2, Silvano MENNI 1, 2

1 Dermatologic Department, San Paolo Hospital, Milan, Italy; 2 Department of Health Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy


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Fusarium species can cause diseases in immunocompromised patients, whereas have rarely been reported as pathogens in immunocompetent individuals. Fusarium oxysporum and F. solani species complex are the most frequent pathogenic species. Primary subcutaneous hyalohyphomycosis due to these filamentous fungi is an extremely rare pathology, especially in immunocompetent patients. Only 37 cases of deep Fusarium infection in healthy patient have been reported in international literature. We report a case of subcutaneous infection due to F. solani species complex in a healthy 45-year-old man presenting with painful nodular lesion on the left ankle, appeared seven years earlier.


KEY WORDS: Fusariosis - Immunocompromised host - Hyalohyphomycosis

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