Successful sequential treatment with itraconazole and ALA-PDT for chromoblastomycosis because of Alternaria alternata
Article first published online: 12 JUL 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 27, Issue 6, pages 357–360, November/December 2014
How to Cite
Liu, Z.-H. and Xia, X.-J. (2014), Successful sequential treatment with itraconazole and ALA-PDT for chromoblastomycosis because of Alternaria alternata. Dermatologic Therapy, 27: 357–360. doi: 10.1111/dth.12149
- Issue published online: 2 DEC 2014
- Article first published online: 12 JUL 2014
- Beaureau of Science and Technology of Hangzhou. Grant Number: 20100733Q09
- photodynamic therapy
Alternaria alternata is a rare etiology of phaeohyphomycosis in immunocompromised patients, which has never been reported to cause chromoblastomycosis. As far as we know, this is the first chromoblastomycosis case successfully treated with a short course of systemic antifungals and subsequent 5-aminolevulinic acid-photodynamic therapy.