Korean J Dermatol.  1984 Feb;22(1):89-93.

Facial Cutaneous Mycosis by Paecilomyces lilacinus

Abstract

A 19-year-old man noticed a very slowly spreading erythematous macular lesion on his cheek when he was 5 years old. This asymptomatic and well circumscribed patch was covered with fine scales. He sought first medical attention at the age of 12 years and diagnosis was cutaneous tuberculosis was made by skin biopsy. Seven years after the second biopsy was made and it revealed a few spores within giant cells in the upper dermis. By mycologic study, it was identified as Paecilomyces lilacinus. The patient was put on the treatment of topical and oral antifungal agents. The skin lesion showed signs of improvement after 12 weeks of treatment.


MeSH Terms

Antifungal Agents
Biopsy
Cheek
Child, Preschool
Dermis
Diagnosis
Giant Cells
Humans
Paecilomyces*
Skin
Spores
Tuberculosis, Cutaneous
Weights and Measures
Young Adult
Antifungal Agents
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