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Multifocal cutaneous alternariosis in a 70-year-old kenyan renal transplant patient


Alternaria species are a group of dematiaceous fungi that are ubiquitous in nature and are becoming an increasingly important cause of disease in immunocompromised patients.  We present a case of a 70 year old renal transplant recipient with multiple areas of cutaneous Alternaria infections likely introduced during local trauma.  Treatment has required a combination of systemic therapy and surgical excision.  This case illustrates the importance of recognizing fungal infections with cutaneous manifestations, such as alternariosis, in immunosuppressed patients.

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