21-year retrospective study of the prevalence of Scopulariopsis brevicaulis in patients suspected of superficial mycoses
Journal Compilation © 2009 Acta Dermato-Venereologica. ISSN 0001-5555 Sir, Scopulariopsis, which is a genus of non-dermatophytic filamentous fungi, contains a number of common saprophytic fungi found in soil, vegetables, air, and organic waste. To date, eight species of Scopulariopsis have been reported to cause human infections. Of these, S. brevicaulis is the most common; although is not generally considered to be a skin pathogen, the organism is isolated relatively frequently from onychomycosis patients (1). However, deeper cutaneous infection caused by S. brevicaulis is extremely rare. We describe here a woman with treatment-resistant S. brevicaulis facial infection after a filler injection performed by an unlicensed practitioner.