Alternaria Alternata Infection in A Patient With Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

Daniel Bryan Aruch, Barry Zeluff


Alternaria alternate (A. alterna) is a fungus associated with infection in immunocompromised patients. Palate and sinus infections by this organism are extremely rare but can result in significant morbidity and mortality. We present a case of a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia with morbid nasal and palatal A. alternatainfection.




J Med Cases. 2012;3(1):23-24



Alternaria; Fungal; Ascomycete; Acute promyelocytic leukemia; Opportunistic infection

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