Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, Volume 9, Number 3, p.325-329 (2015)

URL:

http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84924910380&partnerID=40&md5=5d46cd5e3f14fe5f65512114c058a139

Keywords:

Cladophialophora, Fonsecaea, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Mespilus germanica, Phialophora

Abstract:

Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic subcutaneous mycosis commonly caused by Fonsecaea, Phialophora, and Cladophialophora spp. Out of these, Fonsecaea pedrosoi is the most common etiological agent, implicated in 70%–90% of the cases reported worldwide. The histopathological diagnosis of chromoblastomycosis is based on visualization of medlar or sclerotic bodies in the tissue. These sclerotic bodies divide by planar division. Rarely, budding is seen in these sclerotic bodies. As this entity can be confused with phaeohyphomycosis, it is important to be aware of such a presentation also. We report two cases of chromoblastomycosis that showed budding sclerotic bodies. © 2015, Khan et al.

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Cite this Research Publication

Sa Khan, Kumar, Aa, Vinod, Va, Prabhakar, Vb, Eapen, Mc, Thomas, Jb, Dinesh, Kc, and Karim, Sa, “Chromoblastomycosis due to Fonsecaea pedrosoi: An old wine in a rare bottle”, Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, vol. 9, pp. 325-329, 2015.