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Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Mar;58(2):159. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.108083.

Subcutaneous pheohyphomycosis presenting as a innocuous pustule.

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Department of Dermatology, SDM College of Medical Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.


Pheohyphomycosis is a rare heterogeneous group of mycotic infections caused by dematiaceous (phaeoid) fungi affecting the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and central nervous system. Herein, we report a case of 29-year-old man with innocuous pustule over the right index finger. Examination revealed a subcutaneous swelling with pustules over the surface. Biopsy revealed phaeoid fungi, and diagnosis of subcutaneous pheohyphomycosis was made.


Dematiaceous; phaeoid; subcutaneous pheohyphomycosis

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