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Cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis caused by Purpureocillium Lilacinum in an immunocompetent patient: case report and review.
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PMID:  23330674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Purpureocillium lilacinum is a saprophytic fungus found in soil and decaying organic matter, but has been reported as an emerging pathogen in immunocompromised patients and following surgical procedures. Infections caused by this mold are often difficult to treat because of its intrinsic resistance to conventional antifungal agents and variable susceptibility to novel triazoles. In immunocompetent subjects, infections caused by P. lilacinum are unusual and mainly involve the skin. We describe herein a case of cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis due to this fungus in an immunocompetent girl without any predisposing risk factors and review the previously reported cases in immunocompetent hosts.
Authors:
Fatma Saghrouni; Wafa Saidi; Zeineb Ben Said; Soukeina Gheith; Moncef Ben Said; Stéphane Ranque; Mohamed Denguezli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical mycology : official publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-2709     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Mycol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815835     Medline TA:  Med Mycol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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* Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Hôpital Farhat Hached Sousse.
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