Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis caused by Scytalidium dimidiatum: a case report from India

Med Mycol. 2008 Nov;46(7):705-11. doi: 10.1080/13693780802172017.

Abstract

We report a case of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis caused by Scytalidium dimidiatum (synanamorph Nattrassia mangiferae) in a young, apparently immunocompetent Indian male. Etiological diagnosis was made by recovery of the fungus in culture and histopathological examination. The infection proved fatal despite aggressive antifungal therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Antifungal Agents / pharmacology
  • Ascomycota / drug effects
  • Ascomycota / isolation & purification
  • Ascomycota / physiology*
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / microbiology*
  • Brain Diseases / pathology*
  • DNA, Ribosomal Spacer / genetics
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • India
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mycological Typing Techniques
  • Mycoses / diagnosis
  • Mycoses / microbiology*
  • Mycoses / pathology*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 5.8S / genetics

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • DNA, Ribosomal Spacer
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 5.8S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/EU597630