Korean J Med Mycol.  1999 Jun;4(1):79-83.

Phaeohyphomycosis Due to Exophiala dermatitidis Successfully Treated with Itraconazole

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, University of Taegu Hyosung School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.

Abstract

Phaeohyphomycosis is a subcutaneous and systemic infection caused by dark-walled hyphae and differs from chromoblastomycosis in that it has no sclerotic cells. It commonly occurs in a immunosuppressed host. Exophiala dermatitidis, common pathogen of phaeohyphomycosis, has been commonly reported in Japan, but very rare in Korea. This report describes a case of phaeohyphomycosis due to Exophiala dermatitidis successfully treated with itraconazole.

Keyword

Phaeohyphomycosis; Exophiala dermatitidis; Itraconazole

MeSH Terms

Chromoblastomycosis
Exophiala*
Hyphae
Immunocompromised Host
Itraconazole*
Japan
Korea
Phaeohyphomycosis*
Itraconazole
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