Fatal hyalohyphomycosis with cutaneous involvement caused by Purpureocillium lilacinum in an immunocompromised patient with bullous pemphigoid.

Fatal hyalohyphomycosis with cutaneous involvement caused by Purpureocillium lilacinum in an immunocompromised patient with bullous pemphigoid.

Authors

  • Marialuisa Corbeddu Unit of Dermatology, Department of Medical Science and Public Health, University of Cagliari
  • Caterina Ferreli Unit of Dermatology, Department of Medical Science and Public Health, University of Cagliari
  • Riccardo Cappai Laboratory Clinical Chemical Analysis and Microbiology University Hospital of Cagliari
  • Patrizia Ferraguti Laboratory Clinical Chemical Analysis and Microbiology University Hospital of Cagliari
  • Laura Atzori Unit of Dermatology, Department of Medical Science and Public Health, University of Cagliari
  • Luca Pilloni Unit of Pathology, Department of Medical Science and Public Health, University of Cagliari
  • Franco Rongioletti Unit of Dermatology, Department of Medical Science and Public Health, University of Cagliari

Keywords:

Hyalohyphomycosis, Purpureocillium lilacinum, Bullous pemphigoid, Bio-pesticides, Cellulitis

Abstract

Emergent pathogen as Purpureocillium lilacinum are becoming cause of morbidity and mortality in our population, especially in immunocompromised patients. We describe a case of hyalohyphomycosis in a diabetic man under systemic steroid treatment for a bullous pemphigoid. Treatment with different antimycotic drugs were ineffective and infection spread diffusely, leading to deterioration of general conditions and ultimately death. The aim of this article is to increase awareness of clinicians about this uncommon, but frequently fatal refractory mycotic infection.

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01-07-2021

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Corbeddu M, Ferreli C, Cappai R, Ferraguti P, Atzori L, Pilloni L, et al. Fatal hyalohyphomycosis with cutaneous involvement caused by Purpureocillium lilacinum in an immunocompromised patient with bullous pemphigoid. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];92(3):e2021139. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10100