Pulmonary phaeohyphomycosis in a patient with hemoptysis

Chest. 1989 May;95(5):1158-60. doi: 10.1378/chest.95.5.1158.


A 79-year-old retired schoolteacher had a history of bronchiectasis. She developed recurrent hemoptysis requiring multiple blood transfusions. Exophiala dermatitidis was cultured repeatedly from bronchial lavages. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of isolated pulmonary phaeohyphomycosis due to E dermatitidis, and it was successfully treated with amphotericin B and 5-fluocytosine.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Exophiala
  • Female
  • Hemoptysis / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications*
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis
  • Mycoses / complications*
  • Mycoses / diagnosis