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Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec;30(6):e232-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01829.x. Epub 2012 Sep 3.

Exserohilum infection in an immunocompromised neonate.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaDivision of Pediatric PathologyDivision of Pediatric Infectious DiseasesDivision of Pediatric Plastic SurgeryDivision of Pediatric Dermatology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Invasive fungal infections in children have increased in recent years, coinciding with greater survival of preterm neonates and children with immunodeficiencies, more intense chemotherapy regimens, and greater use of stem cell and solid organ transplantation. We describe a case of an immunosuppressed neonate who developed cutaneous Exserohilum rostratum infection.

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