Conflict of interest disclosures: There are no conflicts of interest in the present study.
Post-filarial cutaneous aspergillosis
Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2012
© 2012 The International Society of Dermatology
International Journal of Dermatology
Volume 51, Issue 12, pages 1485–1486, December 2012
How to Cite
Dhotre, S. V. and Hiremath, S. L. (2012), Post-filarial cutaneous aspergillosis. International Journal of Dermatology, 51: 1485–1486. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2012.05510.x
- Issue online: 21 NOV 2012
- Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2012
Background Aspergillus species are widely distributed in nature; however, cutaneous infections due to A. terreus are particularly rare. In this report, we describe a very uncommon case of primary cutaneous aspergillosis presenting as cauliflower-like skin lesions caused by A. terreus in a patient with preexisting bilateral filarial elephantiasis of the legs.
Materials and methods Histopathological examination of the lesions revealed narrow, septate, branching, acute-angled hyphae with delicate chitinous walls and multinucleated giant cells in the dermis.
Results The fungal isolate was identified as A. terreus using standard laboratory procedures.
Conclusion Here we report an extremely rare and unusual manifestation of primary cutaneous aspergillosis.