Korean J Med Mycol.  2004 Jun;9(2):117-122.

Chromoblastomycosis Caused by Rhinocladiella aquaspersa

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Daegu Catholic university of Daegu School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Korea.
  • 3Department of Dermatology, Catholic Skin Clinic, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Chromoblastomycosis is a rare disease in Korea and a total of 7 cases have been reported until now. The causative agents were Fonsecaea pedrosi in 5 cases and Phialophora verrucosa in 1 case. Rhinocladiella (R.) aquaspersa is a very rare etiologic agent and only a few cases of chromoblastomycosis due to this fungus have been reported in the Central and South Americas. We report a case of chromoblastomycosis caused by R. aquaspersa in a 52-year-old woman. The lesion was an erythematous, verrucous plaque on the abdomen, 2x1.3 cm in size, and had developed for 6 months before presentation without a traumatic history. She was successfully treated with itraconazole 200 mg/day for 4 months together with surgical excision without recurrence.

Keyword

Chromoblastomycosis; Rhinocladiella aquaspersa

MeSH Terms

Abdomen
Chromoblastomycosis*
Female
Fungi
Humans
Itraconazole
Korea
Middle Aged
Phialophora
Rare Diseases
Recurrence
South America
Itraconazole
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