Scedosporium (S.) apiospermum is the asexual stage of Pseudallescheria (P.) boydi. The organism is ubiquitous in nature, and has a world-wide distribution. It has been isolated from soil, plant debris, polluted water and sewage. It is an opportunistic organism with low virulence. Infection may occur via direct inoculation and usually affects the extremities. We report a case of cutaneous S. apiospermum infection which occurred in a 58-year-old male during immunosuppressive therapy, 3 months after a kidney transplantation. He presented with an one-month history of cutaneous nodules on the dorsum of the right foot. Cultural isolation showed S. apiospermum and we treated him daily with itraconazole and drainage.
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