, Volume 131, Issue 1, pp 9-12

A case of cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused byExserohilum rostratum, its in vitro sensitivity and review of literature

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Abstract

A 40 year old woman presented with the infection of skin of 3 years duration on the upper anterior aspect of fore-arm. Histologic examination of the skin tissue revealed dematiaceous hyphae, aggregated structures or single celled elements. On detailed mycological examination the isolate was identified asExserohilum rostratum. Among the antimycotic tested in vitro amorolfine was found to be most effective with MIC value of 3 mcg/ml. This is the first report ofE. rostratum infection of man from India.