Cutaneous Alternaria alternata infection successfully treated with itraconazole

Clin Exp Dermatol. 1996 May;21(3):241-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.1996.tb00075.x.


A case of cutaneous alternariosis due to Alternaria alternata in a 47-year-old man who had the CREST (calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, oesophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly and telangiectasia) syndrome with pulmonary hypertension is presented. The patient, who lived in a rural area and was receiving prostacycline by continuous infusion, prednisone and azathioprine for his underlying disease, showed cutaneous lesions of the lower extremities spreading from the knees to the ankles. The patient was successfully treated with high doses of oral itraconazole.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Alternaria*
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Dermatomycoses / drug therapy*
  • Dermatomycoses / pathology
  • Humans
  • Itraconazole / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Middle Aged


  • Antifungal Agents
  • Itraconazole