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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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BELDA JUNIOR, Walter  e  CRIADO, Paulo Ricardo. Atypical clinical presentation of an Arthroderma gypseum infection in a renal transplant recipient. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2020, vol.62, e42.  Epub 22-Jun-2020. ISSN 1678-9946.  https://doi.org/10.1590/s1678-9946202062042.

Dermatophytes are known as a common cause of superficial mycosis, but atypical presentations in immunosuppressed patients make the diagnosis more challenging. Here, we report a case of a 39-year-old patient, a renal transplant recipient from a living donor, who presented with atypical cutaneous lesions of lower extremities caused by Arthroderma gypseum (Nannizzia gypsea), four months after receiving a renal transplant. It is important to highlight the importance of the early detection of fungal infections in immunosuppressed patients. Clinicians should have a high degree of suspicion for the early detection and treatment of the cases.

Palavras-chave : Arthroderma gypseum; Dermatophytes; Transplanted patient.

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