Co-infection of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and cutaneous Fusarium infection in a patient with pyoderma gangrenosum

Nasrin Amirrajab, Masoud Aliyali, Sabah Mayahi, Narges Najafi, Ruhollah Abdi, Omid Nourbakhsh, Tahereh Shokohi


We report an unusual case of co?infection of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) and fusarial skin infection in a patient with classic pyoderma gangrenosum with unknown causes, which were previously controlled with oral prednisolone, cyclosporine. The diagnosis was made on direct microscopy and culture of endobronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage and skin lesion biopsy. The treatment failed, and the patient expired 12 days following hospitalization. This report highlights the rarity of coexistence of IPA and a chronic fusarial skin infection and thereby reinforcing the physician’s attention toward the possibility of invasive fungal infection in the immunosuppressed patients.


Key words: Aspergillus, Fusarium, invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, pyoderma gangrenosum

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