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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 200-202  

Prompt diagnosis of Scedosporium apiospermum soft tissue infection: Life-saving in a renal transplant recipient

R Ghosh1, P Mishra2, PK Maiti3, A Debnandi3 
1 Department of Microbiology, ESI-Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and ESIC Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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R Ghosh
Department of Microbiology, ESI-Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and ESIC Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

Scedosporium apiospermum, an ubiquitous filamentous fungus, a known cause of mycetoma, is emerging as an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised individuals. We report a case of painful foot abscess in a renal allograft recipient on immunosuppressive therapy, which was clinically diagnosed as a suppurative bacterial abscess. Pus was aspirated, which showed septate, branching hyphal elements and culture on Sabouraud's dextrose agar yielded S. apiospermum, which was identified based on its macroscopic and microscopic features. There are very few reports of scedosporiasis from India. High index of suspicion for unusual fungal infection helps in prompt etiological diagnosis in a transplant recipient and rapid management prevents further dissemination.


How to cite this article:
Ghosh R, Mishra P, Maiti P K, Debnandi A. Prompt diagnosis of Scedosporium apiospermum soft tissue infection: Life-saving in a renal transplant recipient.J Postgrad Med 2017;63:200-202


How to cite this URL:
Ghosh R, Mishra P, Maiti P K, Debnandi A. Prompt diagnosis of Scedosporium apiospermum soft tissue infection: Life-saving in a renal transplant recipient. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 May 26 ];63:200-202
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