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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Mycoleptodiscus indicus in an Heart-Transplant Recipient. A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Submission: February 06, 2021;Published: March 11, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2021.09.000708

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume 9 Issue 2


Mycoleptodiscus indicus, a phytopathogenic dematiaceous hyphomycete, has only sporadically been described as an agent of subcutaneous infections in immunocompromised patients. A case of M. indicus abscess infection is reported here in a patient undergoing orthoptic heart transplantation. Surgical debridement together with Amphotericin B followed by a long-term therapy with Itraconazole cured the patient.

Keywords: Mycoleptodiscus indicus; Subcutaneous infection; Heart transplant

Abbreviations: MOFS: Multi-Organ Failure Sepsis; LSU gene: Large Subunit gene; HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus; HCV: Hepatitis C Virus RNA: RiboNucleic Acid

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