Isolated cutaneous aspergillosis in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia patient after allogeneic stem cell transplantation


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GÜZEL TUNÇCAN Ö. , Aki S. Z. , AKYÜREK N. , Sucak G., ŞENOL E.

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.5, no.5, pp.406-409, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.1466
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.406-409

Abstract

Cutaneous aspergillosis is very rare and occurs predominantly in immunocompromised patients including transplant recipients. We report a 26-year-old male with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed cutaneous aspergillosis after undergoing combined immunosuppressive treatment including corticosteroid, cyclosporine A, mychophenolate mofetil and mesenchymal stem cells for steroid refractory skin acute graft versus host disease after myeloablative haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The patient was treated with oral voriconazole therapy and recovered partially.