Primary cutaneous aspergillosis in a patient with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Mycoses. 2008 Oct 18
Yuanjie Z, Jingxia D, Hai W, Jianghan C, Julin G.
Department of Dermatology and Mycology Center, Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.
We present a case of primary cutaneous aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus terreus in a patient with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. A 41-year-old woman bruised her left shin and presented with a 1 x 2 cm ecchymosis on the upper third of the left shin for over 6 months. Before mycological examination and sequential biopsies, the patient was erroneously treated with antibiotics and local debridement. After final diagnosis of cutaneous aspergillosis caused by A. terreus cutaneous T-cell lymphoma on the basis of mycological, histopathological and immunohistochemical findings, the patient responded well to oral itraconazole and chemotherapy for over 1 month.