An 81-year-old man from rural Australia presented with right pretibial cellulitis 7 days after minor trauma against furniture. He failed to improve despite antibiotics and surgical debridement. Subsequent cultures grew the rare fungus Saksenaea vasiformis, which was treated with further surgical debridement, amphotericin B and posaconazole. This was successful and the patient made a full recovery. We present the case and discuss lessons learnt.
- infectious diseases
- general surgery
- drugs: infectious diseases
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Contributors WTP was responsible for manuscript concept and initial manuscript. NK and DBH revised the manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
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