Phaeohyphomycosis of Subcutaneous Tissue Caused by Phaeoacremonium Parasiticum

Indian J Med Microbiol. Jan-Mar 2009;27(1):66-9.

Abstract

Though Phaeoacremonium parasiticum is an unusual cause of human disease, subcutaneous infection, eumycetoma, osteomyelitis, arthritis and even disseminated diseases, such as fungemia and endocarditis have been reported. Here, we report a case of subcutaneous abscess on the forearm due to P. parasiticum in a 26-year-old woman. There were no obvious predisposing factors. The patient was treated with surgical debridement followed by intravenous amphotericin B and itraconazole to which she responded well. We report this case, being rare and the first from India.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / drug therapy
  • Abscess / microbiology
  • Abscess / pathology
  • Abscess / surgery
  • Adult
  • Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Ascomycota / isolation & purification*
  • Dermatomycoses / diagnosis*
  • Dermatomycoses / drug therapy
  • Dermatomycoses / pathology*
  • Dermatomycoses / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India
  • Itraconazole / therapeutic use
  • Subcutaneous Tissue / microbiology*
  • Subcutaneous Tissue / pathology*

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • Itraconazole
  • Amphotericin B