Exserohilum rostratum is a dematiaceousfungus that rarely causes infection in humans. We describe a patient with severe aplastic anemi who developed fatal disseminated disease caused by E. rostratum, and we review the English-language literature on this unusual agent. Our patient initially presented with signs and symptoms ofsinusitis, which progressed to invasive pulmonary disease. The clinical course and histopathologic findings at autopsy were similar to those seen in casesof invasive aspergillosis or mucormycosis in that a propensity for vascular invasion and dissemination was seen.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Jan 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases