Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis in kidney transplant recipients: A series of seven cases.

@article{Haridasan2017SubcutaneousPI,
  title={Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis in kidney transplant recipients: A series of seven cases.},
  author={Satish Haridasan and Sreejith Parameshwaran and Srinivas Hanuman Bheemanathi and Laxmisha Chandrasekhar and Bibilash Babu Suseela and Rakesh Kumar Singh and Jayasurya Rabindranath and Rajesh Kumar Padhi and Ezhilnilavan Sampath and Avinash Kumar Dubey and Priyamvada Sivan Pillai Puthenpurackal},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={19 6}
}
BACKGROUND Superficial and deep fungal infections are more frequent in transplant recipients primarily because of the failure of cell-mediated immunity and lesser amount of antigen-presenting Langerhans cells in their epidermis. Here, we report seven cases of post-renal transplant subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis, all of which manifested within 1 year after transplantation and were unresponsive to prolonged courses of itraconazole. This is the first case series, to our knowledge, of… CONTINUE READING
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