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Kim CW, Seo JS, Kim MK et al. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2010;66:104–7.

Cutaneous aspergillosis is a rare manifestation of Aspergillus infection that is most commonly encountered in transplant patients. A case of cutaneous aspergillosis caused by Aspergillus fumigatus secondary to a pulmonary infection is presented.


Infection with Aspergillus spp. is generally encountered in immunocompromised patients with risk factors such as prolonged granulocytopenia and long-term steroid use. Aspergillosis typically begins as a pulmonary infection that may disseminate to other body sites. Cutaneous aspergillosis may arise from hematogenous dissemination or directly secondary to trauma. This form of aspergillosis is rare, but has been typically described in transplant patients. In this report, a case of secondary cutaneous aspergillosis in a patient with asthma who received steroid therapy for 1 month is presented.

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