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Deep Infection by Trichophyton rubrum in an Immunocompromised Patient

By Ran Nir-Paz, Hila Elinav, Gerald E. Pierard, David Walker, Alexander Maly, Mervyn Shapiro, Richard C. Barton and Itzhack Polacheck


Dermatophytes are common pathogens of skin but rarely cause invasive disease. We present a case of deep infection by Trichophyton rubrum in an immunocompromised patient. T. rubrum was identified by morphological characteristics and confirmed by PCR. Invasiveness was apparent by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. The patient was treated successfully with itraconazole

Topics: Case Reports
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1128/JCM.41.11.5298-5301.2003
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