Cutaneous infection caused by Curvularia pallescens: a case report and review of the spectrum of disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A 75-year-old woman being treated with prednisone and methotrexate had a 5.5 x 2.2 cm ulcer on the leg. A biopsy specimen revealed suppurative, granulomatous dermal inflammation with necrotic areas of septate, branching hyphae containing brown pigment. Cultures grew Curvularia pallescens. Oral ketoconazole therapy was started and the lesion was excised. The site healed after multiple excisions and grafts, and ketoconazole therapy was stopped after 7 months. This is the first reported case of invasive cutaneous infection by C. pallescens.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Berg, D; Garcia, JA; Schell, WA; Perfect, JR; Murray, JC

Published Date

  • February 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 2 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • 375 - 378

PubMed ID

  • 7829744

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-9622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0190-9622(95)90408-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States