Mycetoma caused by Fusarium solani with osteolytic lesions on the hand: case report

Mycetoma caused by Fusarium solani with osteolytic lesions on the hand: case report

Author Tomimori-Yamashita, J. Google Scholar
Ogawa, M. M. Google Scholar
Hirata, S. H. Google Scholar
Fischman, O. Google Scholar
Michalany, N. S. Google Scholar
Yamashita, H. K. Google Scholar
Alchorne, MMA Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Eumycetoma is a mycotic disease caused by saprophytic soil fungi that are usually inoculated through minor injuries. A case of mycetoma in a Brazilian farmer aged 71 years is reported. This patient presented erythema and edema on the dorsal Surface of the left hand with multiple crusted and cicatricial lesions. No macroscopic grains were observed. the histopathological findings showed grains consisted of numerous hyphae which stained well with Gomori-Grocott method. This material obtained by cutaneous biopsy was submitted to culture on Sabouraud's medium and the colonies were identified as Fusarium solani. the radioloyical studies revealed bone osteolytic lesions and the ultrasound showed pseudocysts and fistulae at the site of this infection. the patient was treated with oral ketoconazole with a good clinical response.
Keywords bone
Fusarium solani
Language English
Date 2002-01-01
Published in Mycopathologia. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publ, v. 153, n. 1, p. 11-14, 2002.
ISSN 0301-486X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publ
Extent 11-14
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000174308600003

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