Author(s): Banerji JS, Singh J C
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Fungal infections in the immunocompromised host are fairly common. Of the mycoses, Fusarium species are an emerging threat. Fusarium infections have been reported in solid organ transplants, with three reports of the infection in patients who had received renal transplants. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of an isolated cutaneous lesion as the only form of infection. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 45-year-old South Indian man who presented with localized cutaneous Fusarium infection following a renal transplant. CONCLUSION: In an immunocompromised patient, even an innocuous lesion needs to be addressed with the initiation of prompt treatment.
This article was published in J Med Case Rep
and referenced in Virology & Mycology