Persistent subcutaneous Scedosporium apiospermum infection

Patrizia Posteraro, Camille Frances, Biagio Didona, Richard Dorent, Brunella Posteraro, Giovanni Fadda

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We report the case of a 52-year-old male heart transplant recipient with a persistent localized subcutaneous infection by Scedosporium apiospermum. This form differs from the most common mycetoma by the absence of granules. The patient showed multiple nodules on the right hand that were surgically removed. Concomitantly, he received oral itraconazole, but the infection persisted for two years, and several surgical interventions were necessary to eradicate the infection. Our case demonstrates that a medical approach alone may be not sufficient to cure this fungal infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-605
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003


  • Heart transplant recipient
  • Scedosporium apiospermum
  • Subcutaneous infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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