Lymphadenitis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum in an immunocompetent patient

Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Feb 1;32(3):E59-61. doi: 10.1086/318484. Epub 2001 Jan 24.

Abstract

A case of lymphadenitis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum in a 25-year-old immunocompetent woman had been misdiagnosed as tuberculous lymphadenitis. Clinical response to itraconazole therapy was obtained in 6 months; to our knowledge, this is the first report of lymphadenitis caused by S. apiospermum in humans.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antifungal Agents / pharmacology
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Biopsy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence*
  • Itraconazole / pharmacology
  • Itraconazole / therapeutic use
  • Lymph Nodes / microbiology
  • Lymph Nodes / pathology
  • Lymphadenitis / diagnosis
  • Lymphadenitis / drug therapy
  • Lymphadenitis / microbiology*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Mycetoma / diagnosis*
  • Mycetoma / drug therapy
  • Mycetoma / microbiology
  • Scedosporium / drug effects
  • Scedosporium / isolation & purification*
  • Tuberculosis, Lymph Node / diagnosis

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • Itraconazole