Trichophyton Tonsurans Associated Tinea Corporis Infection with the Development of Majocchi’s Granuloma in a Renal Transplant Patient

November 2005 | Volume 4 | Issue 6 | Case Reports | 767 | Copyright © November 2005

Vidya Rajpara MD, Stacy Frankel MD, Cindy Rogers MD, Keyvan Nouri MD

Trichophyton tonsurans is an uncommon cause of tinea corporis, and an even more uncommon cause of Majocchi’s granuloma. We report a patient who developed tinea corporis with Majocchi’s granuloma from T. tonsurans infection. Immunocompromised hosts are predisposed to develop cutaneous fungal infections, as was the case with this patient. Majocchi’s granuloma is a rare complication with immunosuppression, but is significant to consider when a fungal infection is suspected because it may require more aggressive therapy.