Cutaneous infection caused by Macrophomina phaseolina in a child with acute myeloid leukemia

Ashok Srinivasan, Brian L. Wickes, Anna M Romanelli, Larisa Debelenko, Jeffrey E. Rubnitz, Deanna A. Sutton, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Annette W. Fothergill, Michael G. Rinaldi, Randall T. Hayden, Jerry L. Shenep

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Abstract

We report a case of Macrophomina phaseolina skin infection in an immunocompromised child with acute myeloid leukemia, which was treated successfully with posaconazole without recurrence after a hematopoietic stem cell transplant. The fungus was identified by DNA sequencing using both the internal transcribed spacer and D1/D2 region of the 28S ribosomal DNA gene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1969-1972
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Srinivasan, A., Wickes, B. L., Romanelli, A. M., Debelenko, L., Rubnitz, J. E., Sutton, D. A., Thompson, E. H., Fothergill, A. W., Rinaldi, M. G., Hayden, R. T., & Shenep, J. L. (2009). Cutaneous infection caused by Macrophomina phaseolina in a child with acute myeloid leukemia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 47(6), 1969-1972. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02397-08