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, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 225–230 | Cite as

Hyalohyphomycosis caused byPaecilomyces variotii: a case report, animal pathogenicity and ‘in vitro’ sensitivity

  • Jaishree Naidu
  • S. M. Singh
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Abstract

A case of cutaneous infection in a 25-year-old male caused byPaecilomyces variotii is described. Animal pathogenicity studies with normal and cortisone-treated mice revealed the predeliction ofP. variotii for skin and liver in both normal and cortisone-treated mice and for lungs and heart only in immunosuppressed mice. 5-fluorocytosine gave the best MIC value forP. variotii in vitro. This report documents for the first time thatP. variotii causes cutaneous infection.

Key words

Hyalohyphomycosis Paecilomyces variotii 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaishree Naidu
    • 1
  • S. M. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Biological SciencesRani Durgavati UniversityJabalpurIndia

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