Cutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis of Foot Caused by Curvularia Clavata

Mycoses. 2009 Nov;52(6):544-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2008.01646.x.

Abstract

A case of cutaneous lesions on the left foot caused by Curvularia clavata in a 64-year-old immunocompetent man is described. Fungal elements were found in the exudate and biopsy specimen. The isolate was identified as C. clavata based on its colonial and microscopic morphology in pure culture. The skin lesions healed after a 12-week regimen with oral fluconazole. This is the second case of cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by C. clavata.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Ascomycota / classification
  • Ascomycota / isolation & purification*
  • Biopsy
  • Dermatomycoses / diagnosis*
  • Dermatomycoses / drug therapy
  • Dermatomycoses / microbiology*
  • Exudates and Transudates / microbiology
  • Fluconazole / therapeutic use
  • Foot Diseases / drug therapy
  • Foot Diseases / microbiology*
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin / microbiology
  • Skin / pathology

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • Fluconazole