Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycotic abscess caused by phialophora parasitica in a renal allograft recipient

R. M.E. Fincher, J. F. Fisher, A. A. Padhye, L. Ajello, J. C.H. Steele

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A 61-year-old renal transplant recipient developed a subcutaneous leg abscess caused by Phialophora parasitica. Treatment with fluconazole resulted in no improvement after 18 weeks. The abscess required excision for cure. This phaeohyphomycotic infection due to P. parasitica represents the fourth case in a renal transplant recipient described in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-314
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes


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  • Microbiology

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