Pseudotumoral presentation of fungating mycetoma caused by Phaeoacremonium fuscum in a renal transplant patient

D. Mcgrogan, M. D. David, C. Roberts, Andrew Borman, J. Nath, N. G. Inston, S. Mellor

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Abstract

Eumycetoma is an unusual infection in immunocompromised patients outside the tropics, caused by a variety of fungal pathogens. We describe the case of a 51-year-old renal transplant recipient who presented with a large pseudotumoral foot lesion necessitating complete surgical excision of the lesion. Cultures and molecular diagnosis confirmed Phaeoacremonium fuscum. This is the first case, to our knowledge, of fungating mycetoma caused by this fungal species in a solid organ transplant recipient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-903
Number of pages7
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Phaeoacremonium
  • Madura foot
  • Renal transplant

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