Angioinvasive, cutaneous infection due to Colletotrichum siamense in a stem cell transplant recipient: Report and review of prior cases

William A. Werbel, Riccardo Baroncelli, Shmuel Shoham, Sean X. Zhang

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Abstract

Colletotrichum is an important fungal plant pathogen, yet an uncommon cause of human disease. Herein we report a case of invasive, cutaneous infection in a stem cell transplant recipient due to Colletotrichum species, with accompanying review of the literature. The infection was successfully treated with a combination of liposomal amphotericin B and voriconazole. Multilocus phylogenetic analysis revealed that the distinct isolate belongs to Colletotrichum siamense, a member of the Colletotrichum gloeosporioides species complex not previously described as a human pathogen. Colletotrichum infection remains in the differential for skin lesions in the immune compromised host.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere13153
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

Keywords

  • Colletotrichum
  • Colletotrichum gloeosporioides
  • Colletotrichum siamense
  • Glomerella
  • phaeohyphomycosis
  • stem cell transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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