Transpl Infect Dis 2010 Dec;12(6):538-42
Department of Hematology and Oncology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.
We report the case of a 53-year-old female patient with refractory acute myeloid leukemia developing a necrotic, soft tissue abscess on the right forearm caused by Scedosporium apiospermum during prolonged severe neutropenia (absolute white blood cell count <500/μL for 49 days). In the context of the severely immunocompromised state of the patient and her need for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), surgical treatment options were not favored. Therefore, combined antifungal therapy with voriconazole and caspofungin was started, based on the results of the in vitro testing (minimum inhibitory concentrations of voriconazole, posaconazole, and amphotericin B: 1, 4, and >2mg/L, respectively). Read More