Cutaneous Bipolaris infection in a neutropenic patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Donna Bilu, Saeid Movahedi-Lankarani, Rebecca A. Kazin, Christine Shields, Margaret Moresi

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Abstract

Bipolaris spicifera is a darkly pigmented (dematiaceous) fungus that uncommonly causes infections in humans. There are few cases of reported cutaneous Bipolaris infection in the literature. We report a case of a five-year-old boy with B-precursor-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed a cutaneous fungal infection on his left cheek Histopathological and microbiological findings identified the fungus as Bipolaris spicifera. Surgical excision and systemic antifungal therapy are the mainstay of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-449
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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