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Scedosporium apiospermum: An unreported cause of fungal sporotrichoid-like lymphocutaneous infection in Australia and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24266687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Scedosporium apiospermum is a fungus emerging as a rare but important cause of both localised and disseminated infections in immunocompromised patients. Most cutaneous lesions present as mycetoma, however a review of the literature revealed an increasing number of cases worldwide presenting with lymphocutaneous spread resembling sporotrichosis. An 85-year-old man with an extensive medical history including type II diabetes mellitus and meningioma presented with crusted haemorrhagic areas on the dorsum of his left foot and multiple crusted nodules extending proximally along his leg in a sporotrichoid-like lymphocutaneous pattern. A mycological examination and culture of the cutaneous tissue found the fungus, Scedosporium apiospermum.
Zachary Boyce; Neville Collins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1440-0960     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 The Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Dermatology Department, Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
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