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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research

A rare case of subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis caused by Rhytidhysteron rufulum

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Author Details: Tejashree A, Suchetha C, Visakha K, Krishna Karthik M

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-5478

Print ISSN : 2394-546X

Article First Page : 468

Article End Page : 470


Phaeohyphomycoses are fungal infections, caused by dematiaceous fungi, manifested as Cutaneous and Subcutaneous infections, Keratitis, Osteomyelitis, Meningitis, Sinusitis, and disseminated infections.
This is a case report of a 59 year old diabetic male who presented with noduloulcerative lesion on right leg for two and half months. Biopsy of the lesion revealed septate, dematiaceous fungal hyphae on 10% KOH mount. Fungal culture of the biopsy material on Sabouraud’s Dextrose Agar showed velvety, dark brown to black growth with black reverse and identified as dematiaceous fungi- Rhytidhysteron rufulum.

Phaeohyphomycoses, Rhytidhysteron, Dematiaceous fungi, Subcutaneousmycoses