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Winter 2015, Vol. 23 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2015) 23, 191-196

Case Report

A case series of cutaneous Penicillium marneffei infection with dissemination


YC Weng 翁毓菁, JL Shen 沈瑞隆, CS Yang 楊啟順, WH Li 李文豪


Penicilliosis is an infection caused by Penicillium marneffei, which is an opportunistic fungal pathogen endemic in areas such as Southeast Asia. It is usually found in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). P. marneffei is present in soil and is also associated with bamboo rats. Patients with AIDS are particularly susceptible to infection. Thus, penicilliosis is an important differential diagnosis in immunocompromised patients with an acneiform eruption. Early detection and diagnosis can improve the outcome for these patients. We report a case series of two HIV patients with disseminated P. marneffei, who presented with acneiform eruptions, and discuss the relevant literature.


Keywords: Acneiform eruptions, AIDS, human immunodeficiency virus, infection, Penicillium marneffei

關鍵詞: 痤瘡狀發疹、愛滋病、人類免疫力缺乏病毒、感染、馬爾尼菲青黴菌