Scedosporium apiospermum is an environmental mould. Human infection caused by this organism is described more and more often. However, only a few case reports demonstrate its role as a telluric contaminant in patients affected by traumatism. This report is the case of a severe post traumatic infection by S. apiospermum in an immunocompetent young man. Surgical drainage associated with systemic therapy was successful.
2002 Taylor & Francis Ltd