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<i>Exophiala jeanselmei</i> Infection in a Heart Transplant Recipient Successfully Treated with Oral Terbinafine

William A. Agger, David Andes and Joshua W. Burgess

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 38, issue 11, pages e112-e115
Published in print June 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/421020
Exophiala jeanselmei Infection in a Heart Transplant Recipient Successfully Treated with Oral Terbinafine

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An immunosuppressed heart transplant recipient developed Exophiala jeanselmei infection on the second toe. After unsuccessful treatment with different antifungal drugs, the infection responded to a high-dose regimen of oral terbinafine (an antifungal agent not yet approved in the United States for use against the dematiaceous fungi) and warm packs. This is, to our knowledge, the only known case of successful terbinafine treatment of E. jeanselmei infection.

Journal Article.  1751 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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