Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Exophiala equina, with susceptibility to eight antifungal drugs

M.J. Najafzadeh, M.K. Suh, M.H. Lee, G.Y. Ha, J.R. Kim, T.H. Kim, H.J. Lee, J.S. Choi, J.F.G.M. Meis, G.S. de Hoog

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan wetenschappelijk tijdschrift/periodieke uitgaveArtikelWetenschappelijkpeer review

    Samenvatting

    A case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Exophiala equina is reported in a 75-year-old female, who showed subcutaneous abscesses on both forearms for 8 months. A lesion was initiated by inoculation with a spine from a tree. Histopathologically, suppurative granulomatous inflammation was present and short hyphal elements were observed. Upon culture greyish-black, velvety colonies of a black yeast were obtained after 3 weeks. The strain grew well at 25 degrees C, but poorly at 37 degrees C. After sequencing the internal transcribed spacer domain and the partial beta-tubulin gene, the fungus was identified as E. equina. The patient was successfully treated with fluconazole for 3 months.
    Originele taal-2Engels
    Pagina's (van-tot)797-800
    TijdschriftJournal of Medical Microbiology
    Volume62
    Nummer van het tijdschriftPt 5
    DOI's
    StatusGepubliceerd - 2013

    Vingerafdruk

    Duik in de onderzoeksthema's van 'Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Exophiala equina, with susceptibility to eight antifungal drugs'. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

    Citeer dit