Subcutaneous Abscesses Caused by Ochroconis Gallopavum

J Med Vet Mycol. 1986 Jun;24(3):175-82.


A subcutaneous fungus infection that occurred in a patient with an acute myeloblastic leukemia was found to be caused by Ochroconis gallopavum (Dactylaria gallopava). In histological sections dematiaceous, septate hyphae were present. A darkly pigmented fungus was isolated on Sabouraud glucose medium. The mycological features of the causative agent were typical of O. gallopavum. The patient died after 6 months of treatment with antileukemic drugs and 5-fluorocytosine. At autopsy, tissue sections revealed leukemic infiltrates in most of the internal organs but fungal invasion was not detected.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / microbiology*
  • Dermatomycoses / complications
  • Dermatomycoses / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications*
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitosporic Fungi / cytology
  • Mitosporic Fungi / isolation & purification*