Primary cutaneous aspergillosis at the site of cyanoacrylate skin adhesive in a neonate.

Author: 

Kusari A, Sprague J, Eichenfield LF, Matiz C, Barrio VR
Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 May 15

Abstract: 

Primary cutaneous aspergillosis is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease. We present the case of a premature infant who developed primary cutaneous aspergillosis with Aspergillus niger at the site of a skin abrasion that had been treated with a purple-colored cyanoacrylate product. The infection was treated successfully with gentle debridement of the cyanoacrylate product, followed by intravenous voriconazole and topical fluconazole. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of primary cutaneous aspergillosis occurring at the site of cyanoacrylate-based skin adhesive.