Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis due to Cladosporium cladosporoides and Bipolaris australiensis from Assam

Reema Nath*. Jahnabi Barman, Pallavi Swargiary and Lahari Saikia

Author address: 

Department of Microbiology, Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam-786 002

Abstract: 

Phaeohyphomycosis is an infection of humans and other animals caused by a number of phaeoid fungi characterized by the basic development of dark coloured filamentous hyphae and yeast like cells in the invaded tissue. Two cases of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis in male patients aged 55 and 58 years attending out patient department of a tertiary care hospital are reported. The causative agents were Cladosporium cladosporoides and Bipolaris australiensis respectively. The identification of the species were done phenotypically and was confirmed by sequencing of the D1/D2 region of LSU (large subunit 28s rDNA). The clinical presentation were chronic verrucous as well as nodular growth and elevated scaly suppurating lesions on the right leg of the patients respectively. The patients were started with treatment with oral itraconazole and are responding to treatment. The cases are reported because of rarity of these causative agents from phaeohyphomycosis cases from India. 9830;Corresponding author E-mail: [email protected]
2014

abstract No: 

OP-022

Full conference title: 

Society for Indian Human and Animal Mycologists 2014
    • SIHAM