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Deep cutaneous infection byFusarium solaniin a healthy child: Successful treatment with local heat therapy

Authors
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
0190-9622
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
56
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2006.10.960
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine

Abstract

We describe a 6-year-old boy with a granulomatous lesion on the upper aspect of his left arm. Fusarium solani infection was confirmed by biopsy studies and cultures. The biopsy specimen showed an unusually extensive dermal invasion with fungal hyphae. This is an uncommon clinical presentation for deep cutaneous infection caused by F solani in a healthy child. Local heat therapy with a chemical pocket warmer led to dramatic healing of the lesion.

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