Subcutaneous Abscess Caused by Pleurophomopsis Lignicola Petr: First Case

J Med Vet Mycol. Nov-Dec 1995;33(6):415-7.


The dematiaceous coelomycete Pleurophomopsis lignicola Petr. was isolated repeatedly in pure culture from a subcutaneous abscess of the left leg in a farmer undergoing corticosteroid therapy for asthma gravis. To our knowledge, we report the first case involving this fungus as an aetiological agent of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / microbiology*
  • Abscess / pathology
  • Aged
  • Dermatomycoses / microbiology*
  • Dermatomycoses / pathology
  • Fungi / cytology
  • Humans