Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 556--558

Phaeohyphomycosis


K Kiran Kumar, Kaveri Hallikeri 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Sattur, Dharwad, India

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K Kiran Kumar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Sattur, Dharwad
India

Phaeohyphomycosis, caused by heterogeneous group of phaeoid fungi causes both subcutaneous and systemic infections. The disease is more of a histopathological than a clinical entity. We present a case of phaeohyphomycosis in a 29-year-old male who presented with the complaint of painful swelling of the right eye of 1-year duration. Computed tomography (CT) scan showed an abnormal hyper dense enhancing soft tissue in the extra coronal aspect of the right orbit along the superolateral and superomedial aspect. A provisional clinical diagnosis of lymphoma or fungal infection was entertained. Histopathology revealed granulomas with numerous multinucleated giant cells and fungal hyphae within and in between the giant cells. Per-iodic acid Schiff (PAS stain) was used to confirm the presence of hyphae. Based on the clinical, CT and histopathological features, a diagnosis of Phaeohyphomycosis was given.


How to cite this article:
Kumar K K, Hallikeri K. Phaeohyphomycosis.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2008;51:556-558


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Kumar K K, Hallikeri K. Phaeohyphomycosis. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Mar 30 ];51:556-558
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