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Abstract - A rare cause of soft tissue infections: Pseudallescheria boydii
Meltem Tasbakan, Hüsnü Pullukçu, Uğur Önal, Dilek Yeşim Metin, Tansu Yamazhan, Aygül Çeltik, Sercan Ulusoy, Süleyha Hilmioğlu Polat, Mehmet Argın

Meltem Taşbakan,

Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases andClinical Microbiology, İzmir, Turkey

A rare cause of soft tissue infections: Pseudallescheria boydii

ABSTRACT

Pseudallescheria boydii, a rare cause of infection in humans, are saprofitic microorganisms which are found in soil. In this report, we describe a renal transplant patient who had a skin-soft tissue infection at the anterior side of her left tibia due to P. boydii. Tissue biopsy was taken from her tibial lesion. Pathologic examination revealed hyphae plus fungal spores and mycological cultures were positive for P. boydii. The fungus was also identified by molecular methods. Flu­conazole and topical isoconazole nitrate were given to the patient until the antifungal susceptibility results were seen. Fluconazole was changed to itraconazole via susceptibility results. Clinical response was seen at the 1 month control.

Because of limited data regarding the optimal antifungal drug choice and duration of treatment for P. boydii infections, the proper identification of pathogen and antifungal susceptibility tests have vital importance. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(4): 176-179

Meltem Taşbakan, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases andClinical Microbiology, İzmir, Turkey, A rare cause of soft tissue infections: Pseudallescheria boydii,

 Meltem Taşbakan, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases andClinical Microbiology, İzmir, Turkey   J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(4): 176-179 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2015.04.0201

Volume 05, Number 04 (2015)

Volume 05, Number 04 (2015)