Cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis due to Cladosporium cladosporioides

G. Annessi, A. Cimitan, G. Zambruno, A. Di Silverio

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A 54-year-old man, affected by pemphigus vulgaris and severe steroid-induced diabetes, developed seven red-brown, firm, slightly raised 0.1-1 cm papular lesions on the anterior aspect of both knees and thighs. A cutaneous biopsy showed a granulomatous infiltrate with numerous fungal elements scattered in the dermis and also within giant cells. Cultures of cutaneous biopsy fragments on Sabouraud glucose agar in presence of chloramphenicol resulted in the growth of dark-green colonies at 25°C. They were identified as typical Cladosporium cladosporioides. As far as we know, this species was previously isolated only in an HIV-seropositive patient as opportunistic pathogen in the site of skin testing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Microbiology
  • Dermatology


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