The type isolate of a rare Phaeoacremonium species as a cause of human eumycetoma

Med Mycol Case Rep. 2020 Aug 16;30:5-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2020.08.002. eCollection 2020 Dec.


An isolate of unknown identity that had been identified as causing eumycetoma was retained in an international culture collection, and eventually became the nomenclatural type isolate of the rarely encountered Phaeoacremonium sphinctrophorum. The case featured an indurated, painless, swollen lesion on the dorsum of the foot that had developed in a Canadian resident who had previously been a farmer in Laos. Resection alone was curative.

Keywords: Collections; Eumycetoma; Laos; Phaeoacremonium sphinctrophorum; Pleurostoma.

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