Progressive cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis due to Paecilomyces lilacinus: rapid response to treatment with caspofungin and itraconazole

Clin Infect Dis. 2002 May 15;34(10):1415-7. doi: 10.1086/340260. Epub 2002 Apr 23.

Abstract

A case of rapidly progressive cutaneous infection due to Paecilomyces lilacinus developed in a woman with advanced pancreatic cancer who did not have granulocytopenia. The infection responded favorably to caspofungin and itraconazole combination therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Caspofungin
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Echinocandins
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Itraconazole / therapeutic use*
  • Lipopeptides
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycoses / drug therapy*
  • Paecilomyces* / drug effects
  • Peptides*
  • Peptides, Cyclic*
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Echinocandins
  • Lipopeptides
  • Peptides
  • Peptides, Cyclic
  • Itraconazole
  • Caspofungin