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Disseminated Phaeohyphomycosis Caused by Curvularia tuberculata in a Previously Healthy Man

  • Vasin VasikasinEmail author
  • Worapong Nasomsong
  • Chutika Srisuttiyakorn
  • Wat Mitthamsiri
  • Nittha Oer-Areemitr
  • Dhitiwat Changpradub
Original Paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Ascomycota Mycoses Thailand 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicinePhramongkutklao HospitalBangkokThailand

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