Disseminated Scedosporium apiospermum infection in a Patient with Chronic Granulomatous Disease

Arick P Sabin, Anna Schmitz, Ambar Haleem, Stephanie Stauffer

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Abstract

We report a case of disseminated Scedosporium apiospermum in a young man with chronic granulomatous disease who was successfully treated with surgery, combined antifungal therapy, and granulocyte transfusions. Opportunistic infection with S apiospermum is seen in immunocompromised patients and is notoriously resistant to conventional antifungal therapy. This case highlights the significance of a combination therapeutic approach for invasive opportunistic fungal disease in patients with severe immunodeficiency, such as chronic granulomatous disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 11 2015

Keywords

  • Scedosporium
  • chronic granulomatous disease
  • granulocyte transfusions
  • invasive fungal infection

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