The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Braz J Infect Dis 2017;21:670-4 - Vol. 21 Num.6 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2017.08.001
Case report
Subcutaneous infection by Graphium basitruncatum in a heart transplant patient
Analía L. Fernándeza,b, Patricia O. Andresa, Cecilia H. Veciñob, Claudia B. Nagelc, María Teresa Mujicab,,
a Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro, Laboratorio Central Servicio de Microbiología, Buenos Aires, Argentina
b Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología Médica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
c Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro, División Infectología, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Received 03 May 2017, Accepted 14 August 2017
Abstract

Graphium basitruncatum, a synanamorph of Pseudoallescheria has been rarely reported in human infections. We report a case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by this fungus in a heart transplant recipient. We also describe the phenotypic, molecular methods and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) used to achieve isolate identification.

Keywords
Graphium basitruncatum, Phaeohyphomycosis, Heart transplant, Subcutaneous infection
Braz J Infect Dis 2017;21:670-4 - Vol. 21 Num.6 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2017.08.001