Auricular chromoblastomycosis caused by Rhinocladiella aquaspersa

Med Mycol. 1998 Feb;36(1):43-5.


An unusual case of chromoblastomycosis localized in the ear and caused by R. aquaspersa is presented. The patient was a 60-year-old male urban resident, who had had the disease for 5 years. The lesion was darkly pigmented, infiltrative and crusty. Sclerotic cells were seen on direct examinations and the fungus was recovered in culture and identified on the basis of the characteristic sporulation. Itraconazole therapy at a dose of 200 mg day-1 for 7 months produced complete healing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Chromoblastomycosis / drug therapy
  • Chromoblastomycosis / microbiology*
  • Chromoblastomycosis / pathology
  • Ear, External / microbiology*
  • Ear, External / pathology
  • Humans
  • Itraconazole / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitosporic Fungi* / isolation & purification
  • Mitosporic Fungi* / physiology
  • Spores, Fungal


  • Antifungal Agents
  • Itraconazole