Primary Cutaneous Chrysosporium Infection following Ear Piercing: A Case Report

@inproceedings{Suchonwanit2015PrimaryCC,
  title={Primary Cutaneous Chrysosporium Infection following Ear Piercing: A Case Report},
  author={Poonkiat Suchonwanit and Chayada Chaiyabutr and Vasanop Vachiramon},
  booktitle={Case reports in dermatology},
  year={2015}
}
Chrysosporium is a large genus of saprophytic fungi that is commonly found in the soil. Infection caused by this organism is rare in humans and typically occurs in immunocompromised patients. Primary cutaneous Chrysosporium infection is relatively rare and has been reported in a heart transplant patient. The prognosis is usually favorable, but very poor in the setting of persistent profound immunosuppression. We herein report a case of primary cutaneous Chrysosporium infection following ear… CONTINUE READING
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