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First Report of Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis of the Foot Caused by Phoma minutella

TitleFirst Report of Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis of the Foot Caused by Phoma minutella
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsBaker, JG, Salkin, IF, Forgacs, P, Haines, JH, Kemna, ME
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume25
Pagination2395-2397
Keywordsbiology
Abstract

Phoma minutella, a dematiaceous hyphomycete, was isolated to the exclusion of all other fungi from a subcutaneous inflammatory process on the foot of a farmer undergoing corticosteroid therapy for myasthenia gravis. Isolation was achieved on several nutrient media. Examination of stained smears and sections revealed dematiaceous fungal elements consistent with the mold. This is the first reported association of P. minutella with a human infection and only the second reported case involving a Phoma sp. as the etiologic agent of a subcutaneous infection.

URLhttp://jcm.asm.org/content/25/12/2395.full.pdf