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Cutaneous aspergillosis: a report of six cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9767305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Skin invasion by Aspergillus is infrequent. We here describe six immunocompromised patients with skin manifestations caused by Aspergillus. A heart transplant recipient developed a primary cutaneous aspergillosis; two patients (one with chronic granulomatous disease and another treated with a high dose of corticosteroids) presented with nodular lesions secondary to haematogenous dissemination; and three patients with acute myelogenous leukaemia had skin dissemination by contiguity from orbit and sinus invasion. A. flavus was isolated in the three cases of leukaemia; the infection was due to A. fumigatus in the transplant recipient; A. fumigatus and A. versicolor were isolated in the patients with the secondary aspergillosis. In most cases, amphotericin B was useful, with clinical and mycological remission in four patients. A patient with leukaemia died without undergoing treatment, and a child carrier of chronic granulomatous disease died after only 12 days of treatment.
R Galimberti; A Kowalczuk; I Hidalgo Parra; M Gonzalez Ramos; V Flores
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-09     Completed Date:  1999-02-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  522-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Hospital Italiano, Gascón 450, CP 1181, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Aspergillosis / immunology,  pathology*
Dermatomycoses / immunology,  pathology*
Immunocompromised Host
Middle Aged
Opportunistic Infections / immunology,  pathology*
Comment In:
Br J Dermatol. 1999 Aug;141(2):378-80   [PMID:  10468836 ]

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