Primary cutaneous aspergillosis and idiopathic bone marrow aplasia* * Work performed at the Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual (HSPE) - São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Karina Colossi Furlan Mario Cezar Pires Priscila Kakizaki Juliana Cabral Nunes Chartuni Neusa Yuriko Sakai Valente About the authors


We describe the case of a 9-year-old boy with idiopathic bone marrow aplasia and severe neutropenia, who developed skin ulcers under cardiac monitoring electrodes. The diagnosis of primary cutaneous aspergillosis was made after the second biopsy and culture. Imaging investigation did not reveal internal fungal infection. The child was treated, but did not improve and died 3 months after admission. The report highlights and discusses the preventable risk of aspergillus skin infection in immunocompromised patients.

Aspergillosis; Bone marrow; Immunosuppression; Spores, fungal

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