Colletotrichum is an important fungal plant pathogen, yet an uncommon cause of human disease. Herein we report a case of invasive, cutaneous infection in a stem cell transplant recipient due to Colletotrichum species, with accompanying review of the literature. The infection was successfully treated with a combination of liposomal amphotericin B and voriconazole. Multilocus phylogenetic analysis revealed that the distinct isolate belongs to Colletotrichum siamense, a member of the Colletotrichum gloeosporioides species complex not previously described as a human pathogen. Colletotrichum infection remains in the differential for skin lesions in the immune compromised host.
- Colletotrichum gloeosporioides
- Colletotrichum siamense
- stem cell transplant
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases