Disseminated Phaeohyphomycosis Caused by Curvularia tuberculata in a Previously Healthy Man
Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis is an extremely rare clinical syndrome, especially in a host without apparent immunological defect. Here, we report a case of disseminated phaeohyphomycosis in a 22-year-old previously healthy man who showed nonmassive hemoptysis from diffuse lung nodules and cavities, together with a hard palate ulcer and generalized subcutaneous nodules. Histopathology, cultures and subsequent molecular assay from two different sites confirmed Curvularia tuberculata infection. The patient was successfully treated with amphotericin B and itraconazole.
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