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Phaeohyphomycosis.

Authors
  • Kumar, K Kiran
  • Hallikeri, Kaveri
Type
Published Article
Journal
Indian journal of pathology & microbiology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
51
Issue
4
Pages
556–558
Identifiers
PMID: 19008596
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Phaeohyphomycosis, caused by heterogeneous group of phaeoid fungi causes both subcutaneous and systemic infections. The disease is more of a histopathological than a clinical entity. We present a case of phaeohyphomycosis in a 29-year-old male who presented with the complaint of painful swelling of the right eye of 1-year duration. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed an abnormal hyper dense enhancing soft tissue in the extra coronal aspect of the right orbit along the superolateral and superomedial aspect. A provisional clinical diagnosis of lymphoma or fungal infection was entertained. Histopathology revealed granulomas with numerous multinucleated giant cells and fungal hyphae within and in between the giant cells. Per-iodic acid Schiff (PAS stain) was used to confirm the presence of hyphae. Based on the clinical, CT and histopathological features, a diagnosis of Phaeohyphomycosis was given.

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