Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by fonsecaea pedrosoi in a Libyan child

Case report


El-dweb G, Benghazil M,Shafi M, El-Zurghany A

Dermatology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Fateh University, Tripoli-Libya

JMJ Vol. 4, No. 1 (Summer 2005): 75-77


Phaeoid fungi are defined as those fungi that on cultures and in the invaded tissues bear melanin-like pigment on the wall of hyphae and/or spores. Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis is usually manifested as a solitary abscess, cyst or pyogranuloma arising at the site of a probable trauma in exposed areas, but less frequently presented as verrucous nodules or plaques as reported in our patient.

Keywords: Fungal infection, Skin, Subcutaneous mycosis, Phaeohyphomycosis, Fonsecaea Pedrosoi