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Successful sequential treatment with itraconazole and ALA-PDT for chromoblastomycosis because of Alternaria alternata

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  • Ze-Hu Liu,

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    1. Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Third Hospital of Hangzhou, Anhui Medical University, Hangzhou, China
    • Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Ze-Hu Liu, MD, Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Third Hospital of Hangzhou, Anhui Medical University, West Lake Rd 38, Hangzhou, China, or email: zehuliu@yahoo.com.

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  • Xiu-Jiao Xia

    1. Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Third Hospital of Hangzhou, Anhui Medical University, Hangzhou, China
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Abstract

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.

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