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Primary Cutaneous Acremonium Infection in a Neutropenic Patient After Trauma

Knapp, Charles F. III BS*; Tucci, Veronica T. JD*; Keeler, Jarrod A. BS*; Sandin, Ramon L. MD, MS†‡; Greene, John N. MD§∥

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2010 - Volume 18 - Issue 4 - p 277-278
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181d5e112
Case Reports

Cutaneous Acremonium infection is a rare condition that may affect both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. We present the case of a 52-year-old woman with a history of acute myelogenous leukemia and neutropenia who developed necrotic lesions on her knees after trauma and whose fungal culture returned positive for Acremonium spp.

From the *University of South Florida College of Medicine; †Clinical Microbiology and Virology Laboratories and Clinical Pathology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; ‡Pathology and Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine; §Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; and ∥Internal Medicine & Interdisciplinary Oncology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL.

Reprints: John N. Greene, MD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Dr, WCB-BMT, Tampa, FL 33612-9497. E-mail: john.greene@moffitt.org; mary.dorling@moffitt.org.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.