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Healthcare 2013, 1(1), 100-106; doi:10.3390/healthcare1010100
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Cutaneous Alternariosis Caused by Alternaria infectoria: Three Cases in Kidney Transplant Patients

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1 Dermatology Center, Santa Maria Hospital, Avenida Prof. Egas Moniz, Lisboa 1649-028, Portugal 2 Dermatology Research Unit, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Avenida Prof. Egas Moniz, Lisboa 1649-028, Portugal 3 Dermatology Center, Oeste Hospital Center, Rua Diário de Notícias, Caldas da Rainha 2500-176, Portugal 4 Nefrology Center, Santa Maria Hospital, Avenida Prof. Egas Moniz, Lisboa 1649-028, Portugal 5 Dermatopathology Center, Siemensstr. 6/1, Friedrichshafen D88048, Germany
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Received: 27 September 2013 / Revised: 14 October 2013 / Accepted: 21 October 2013 / Published: 30 October 2013
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Abstract

The genus Alternaria has more than 80 species. Alternaria alternata and Alternaria infectoria are the most frequent species associated with infections in humans. Their clinical importance lies in the growing number of cases reported in immunocompromised patients. Herein, we report three cases of kidney-transplanted patients with different clinical presentations of cutaneous alternariosis and we discuss the treatment options.
Keywords: cutaneous alternariosis; Alternaria infectoria; infection skin disorders in organ transplant recipients cutaneous alternariosis; Alternaria infectoria; infection skin disorders in organ transplant recipients
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Lopes, L.; Borges-Costa, J.; Soares-Almeida, L.; Filipe, P.; Neves, F.; Santana, A.; Guerra, J.; Kutzner, H. Cutaneous Alternariosis Caused by Alternaria infectoria: Three Cases in Kidney Transplant Patients. Healthcare 2013, 1, 100-106.

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