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December 2007

Solitary Cutaneous Nodule in an Immunocompromised Patient—Diagnosis

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MICHAEL E.MINGMD, MSCECARRIE ANN R.CUSACKMDSENAIT W.DYSONMDJACQUELINE M.JUNKINS-HOPKINSMDVINCENTLIUMDKARLA S.ROSENMANMD

Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(12):1583-1588. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.12.1583-e

Histologic analysis of the biopsy specimen showed a hyperplastic epidermis with a granulomatous reaction (Figure 2). High-power examination revealed large intracellular yeasts (10-15µm in diameter) in the dermis (Figure 3, arrows). Skin culture findings demonstrated Alternaria species Alternaria alternata.

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