Pseudotumoral presentation of fungating mycetoma caused by Phaeoacremonium fuscum in a renal transplant patient

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  • D McGrogan
  • M D David
  • C Roberts
  • A M Borman
  • J Nath
  • S Mellor


Eumycetoma is an unusual infection in immunocompromised patients outside the tropics, caused by a variety of fungal pathogens. We describe the case of a 51-year-old renal transplant recipient who presented with a large pseudotumoral foot lesion necessitating complete surgical excision of the lesion. Cultures and molecular diagnosis confirmed Phaeoacremonium fuscum. This is the first case, to our knowledge, of fungating mycetoma caused by this fungal species in a solid organ transplant recipient. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-903
JournalTransplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015