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September 2016

Phaeoacremonium sphinctrophorum as a Novel Agent of Eumycetoma

Author Affiliations
  • 1Departamento de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Tropicales y Dermatologicas, Hospital Cayetano Heredia, Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt-Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
  • 2Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 3Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 4Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
  • 5Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
  • 6Basic Pathology Department, Federal University of Paraná State, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
  • 7Basic Pathology Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • 8Erasmus MC, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(9):1063-1065. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1310

Eumycetoma is a chronic granulomatous fungal disease of the subcutaneous tissues characterized by large tumorous masses and the production either black or white grains.1 As a result of the use of molecular diagnostic techniques, previously unrecognized causative agents of eumycetoma have been discovered. We report the first case to our knowledge of eumycetoma caused by Phaeoacremonium sphinctrophorum.

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