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Rev Iberoam Micol. 1999 Mar;16(1):57-9.

Mycetoma caused by Exophiala jeanselmei. Report of a case successfully treated with itraconazole and review of the literature.

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  • 1Laboratório de Microbiologia Clínica, Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Porto Alegre, Brazil.


We report a case of black grain mycetoma in a 74-years-old man who presented with a 50-yr. history of sinus-tract formation in the right foot. This is the first case of an Exophiala jeanselmeimycetoma successfully treated with itraconazole. In addition a review of the literature on this subject was done.

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