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Fungal Infections

Biomarker IDs Tx-Resistant Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Bortezomib Beneficial in Graft-Versus-Host Disease Prophylaxis

Patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing an HLA-mismatched unrelated donor (MMUD) reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) may benefit from a prophylactic, short-course, bortezomib-based regimen to reduce the incidence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

Clinical Challenge: Itchy pink patches

A 38-year-old man presents complaining of itchy red patches on his back that have been present for months. His primary medical doctor initially prescribed clotrimazole antifungal cream for tinea corporis. When the lesions did not improve, the patient was given triamcinolone topical corticosteroid cream to treat a presumed eczema. The triamcinolone relieved the itchy sensation,…