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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94-95

Mycetoma caused by Exophiala jeanselmei


Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Sathyabhama
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.144734

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Exophiala jeanselmei is clinically redefined as a rare agent of subcutaneous lesions of traumatic origin eventually causing mycetoma. A case of eumycetoma of foot in a 42-year-old male was clinically diagnosed as dermoid cyst and was microbiologically confirmed as eumycetoma. This case is reported for its uncommon clinical presentation and etiological agent, Exophiala jeanselmei. The patient recovered completely after treatment with Ketoconazole.


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