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Case 18 (27th Annual Uniformed Services Dermatology Seminar, 2003) PYTHIUM INSIDIOSUM INFECTION IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENT

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

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Diagnosis: Case 18 (27th Annual Uniformed Services Dermatology Seminar, 2003) PYTHIUM INSIDIOSUM INFECTION IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENT

History: History: 62 year-old white female with end stage liver disease secondary to alcohol abuse presented with a slowly enlarging ulcer about one week after "bumping" her leg in a swimming pool.

Findings: Histopathology: (one of many specimens) - The biopsy shows an ulceration with necrosis extending into the subcutaneous fat. Fungal stains demonstrate non-septate, thin-walled, branching hyphae with manyorganisms in and around vessels.

Exam: Examination: Large necrotic ulcer on the right shin Laboratory: Fungal cultures eventually grew Pythium insidiosum (an atypical fungal like algae)

No MeSH data available.


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Case 18 (27th Annual Uniformed Services Dermatology Seminar, 2003) PYTHIUM INSIDIOSUM INFECTION IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENT

Twede JVT - MedPix

Large necrotic ulcer on the right shin
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MPX2081_synpic23405: Large necrotic ulcer on the right shin

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Case 18 (27th Annual Uniformed Services Dermatology Seminar, 2003) PYTHIUM INSIDIOSUM INFECTION IN AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENT

History: History: 62 year-old white female with end stage liver disease secondary to alcohol abuse presented with a slowly enlarging ulcer about one week after "bumping" her leg in a swimming pool.

Findings: Histopathology: (one of many specimens) - The biopsy shows an ulceration with necrosis extending into the subcutaneous fat. Fungal stains demonstrate non-septate, thin-walled, branching hyphae with manyorganisms in and around vessels.

Exam: Examination: Large necrotic ulcer on the right shin Laboratory: Fungal cultures eventually grew Pythium insidiosum (an atypical fungal like algae)

No MeSH data available.