Sub-cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladophialophora devriesii in a United Kingdom resident

S. J. Howard*, S. L. Walker, S. M. Andrew, A. M. Borman, Elizabeth Johnson, D. W. Denning

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Abstract

An 83-year-old diabetic man receiving corticosteroids developed a forearm lesion. Histology confirmed the presence of a dematiaceous fungus, with associated granulomatous inflammation. Culture of a biopsy yielded fungal colonies with branching chains of single-celled, melanised, dry, sympodial conidia, which were identified as Cladophialophora devriesii on the basis of morphology and rDNA gene sequencing. To date, C. devriesii has been a relatively rare cause of human disease. To our knowledge, this is only the second case to be described, and the first report of infection in a UK resident.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Cladophialophora devriesii
  • Cutaneous
  • Fungus
  • Infection

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