Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis Due to Exophiala Jeanselmei in an Immunosuppressed Patient: Case Report

N Z Med J. 1990 Jul 11;103(893):321-2.


A case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis due to Exophiala jeanselmei, probably the first reported in New Zealand, is presented. This infection initially presented as two asymptomatic swellings overlying the left wrist of a 70 year old farmer with chronic respiratory and cardiovascular disease. A two month course of ketoconazole therapy proved ineffective and the patient subsequently died from his underlying medical condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Dermatomycoses / complications*
  • Dermatomycoses / immunology
  • Dermatomycoses / pathology
  • Exophiala / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Immune Tolerance*
  • Male
  • Opportunistic Infections / complications*
  • Opportunistic Infections / immunology
  • Opportunistic Infections / pathology
  • Wrist