Phaeohyphomycotic cyst in the Foot by Exophiala

Reddy, Karunakar CH and Thejeswi, Poornachandra and Kini, Hema and Shenoy, Suchitra M and Prabhu, Shivananda (2014) Phaeohyphomycotic cyst in the Foot by Exophiala. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 8 (11). ND10-ND11. ISSN 0973-709X

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A 52-year-old male, presented to us with a swelling over plantar aspect of right foot following trauma. Clinically it was a cystic swelling diagnosed as an abscess; ultrasound showed thick walled multilocular collection with thick echogenic debris, following which complete excision of the swelling was done. A part of the swelling was sent for histopathological examination and cut section showed thick purulent material. Other part sent for culture sensitivity grew, Exophiala, which belongs to Dematiaceous group of fungi. Surgical excision with antifungal treatment is the management in general for fungal cyst, whereas in our case complete excision was done without antifungal treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dematiaceous, Exophiala, Fungi, Phaeohyphomycosis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 06:39
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 06:39

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