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September 1984

Phaeomycotic Cyst: A Case With a Lesion Containing a Wooden Splinter

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology, Narita (Japan) Red Cross Hospital (Dr Iwatsu), and the Department of Pathogenic Fungi, Research Institute for Chemobiodynamics, Chiba (Japan) University (Dr Miyaji).

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(9):1209-1211. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650450091027

• A case of phaeomycotic cyst caused by Exophiala jeanselmei is presented. The patient was a 45-year-old woman and a carpenter's wife. The lesion that developed on her right thigh was removed surgically. Examination of the specimen disclosed a wooden splinter in the cavity of the excised cyst. It seemed likely that the causal agent had entered into the skin of the patient on the wooden splinter.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:1209-1211)