Korean J Med Mycol.  2007 Mar;12(1):27-30.

A Case of Cutaneous alternariosis due to Alternaria alternata

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Korea. weonju@knu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Daegu Catholic University School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 3Catholic Skin Clinic, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Alternaria is a common saprophyte that is not usually pathogenic in humans. However, infections by the fungus have occasionally been documented, occurring mostly in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of cutaneous alternariosis caused by Alternaria alternata in a 64-year-old woman presenting with a coin-sized, slightly elevated, dark red plaque on the right wrist without systemic immunosuppression. Macroscopic and microscopic morphology of fungal culture and histopathological differentiation offered diagnostic possibility. Systemic roxithromycin and itraconazole were administered with a dramatic resolution of the lesion.

Keyword

Cutaneous alternariosis; Immunocompetant

MeSH Terms

Alternaria*
Alternariosis*
Female
Fungi
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Immunosuppression
Itraconazole
Middle Aged
Roxithromycin
Wrist
Itraconazole
Roxithromycin
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