Persistent erythematous plaque after minor trauma in an immunocompromised woman

Rana Mays, Rachel Gordon, Janice M. Wilson, Whitney J. LaPolla, Karan K. Sra, Vandana Madkan, Stephen K. Tyring

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Scedosporium apiospermum is a ubiquitous soil fungus with a worldwide distribution. It can cause a wide range of clinical disease, from cutaneous and subcutaneous infections, to pneumonia, brain abscess, and life threatening systemic illness. The diagnosis of cutaneous disease is with biopsy and culture. We discuss the case of an elderly immunocompromised woman who presented with a persistent erythematous plaque on the elbow after minor trauma. A biopsy revealed Scedosporium apiospermum. Treatment usually requires surgical resection in conjunction with antifungal therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2
Number of pages1
JournalDermatology online journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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  • Dermatology


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