Cutaneous fusasriosis developing in a post-irradiation site

Weiwei Dai, Jennifer Warner Dharamsi, Sameer Soliman, Carlos Ricotti, Rita Gander, Paul Bergstresser, Joanna Chan

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Abstract

Cutaneous fusariosis is an opportunistic mycosis in immunocompromised patients. We present a novel variation of an immunocompromised patient who developed fusariosis in a previously irradiated site. Irradiation led to atrophy, contraction, fibrosis, barrier disruption, and an altered dermal environment in which the infection developed. Significantly, this is the first case report of fusariosis in a previously irradiated site of an immunocompromised patient. Treatment included debridement and voriconazole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDermatology online journal
Volume17
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2011

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  • Dermatology

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    Dai, W., Dharamsi, J. W., Soliman, S., Ricotti, C., Gander, R., Bergstresser, P., & Chan, J. (2011). Cutaneous fusasriosis developing in a post-irradiation site. Dermatology online journal, 17(5).