Pæcilomyces Lilacinus Infection with a Sporotrichoid Pattern in a Renal Transplant Patient

April 2007 | Volume 6 | Issue 4 | Case Reports | 436 | Copyright © April 2007

Mary Elizabeth Lott MD, Daniel J. Sheehan MD, Loretta S. Davis MD

Pæcilomyces lilacinus (P. lilacinus) is a saprophytic fungus with increasing prevalence as a source of infection in the immunosuppressed patient population. We report a P. lilacinus infection with a sporotrichoid pattern spreading in a renal transplant recipient that responded to itraconazole therapy. There was no recurrence at 3 years follow-up.