Chromoblastomycosis due to Fonsecaea pedrosoi: an old wine in a rare bottle

  • Sadia Khan Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
  • Anil Kumar Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
  • Vivek Vinod Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
  • Vivek Prabhakar Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
  • Malini Eapen Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
  • Jacob Thomas Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
  • Kavitha Dinesh Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
  • Shamsul Karim Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
Keywords: chromoblastomycosis, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, sclerotic bodies

Abstract

Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic subcutaneous mycosis commonly caused by Fonsecaea, Phialophora, and Cladophialophora spp. Out of these, Fonsecaea pedrosoi is the most common etiological agent, implicated in 70%–90% of the cases reported worldwide. The histopathological diagnosis of chromoblastomycosis is based on visualization of medlar or sclerotic bodies in the tissue. These sclerotic bodies divide by planar division. Rarely, budding is seen in these sclerotic bodies. As this entity can be confused with phaeohyphomycosis, it is important to be aware of such a presentation also. We report two cases of chromoblastomycosis that showed budding sclerotic bodies.

Author Biographies

Sadia Khan, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dept of Microbiology

Anil Kumar, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India

Clinical Additional Professor

Department of Microbiology
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Published
2015-03-15
How to Cite
1.
Khan S, Kumar A, Vinod V, Prabhakar V, Eapen M, Thomas J, Dinesh K, Karim S (2015) Chromoblastomycosis due to Fonsecaea pedrosoi: an old wine in a rare bottle. J Infect Dev Ctries 9:325-329. doi: 10.3855/jidc.5312
Section
Case Reports