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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1990 Aug;23(2 Pt 2):363-7.

Cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by a rare fungal pathogen, Hormonema dematioides: successful treatment with ketoconazole.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati, OH.

Abstract

Annular, fungating, ulcerated lesions developed on both hands of a 64-year-old immunocompetent man 2 months after he was cut with barbed wire. A dematiaceous mold, Hormonema dematioides, heretofore not definitively associated with human disease, was grown from two separate tissue specimens during a period of 9 days. Histopathologic examination demonstrated rare small, periodic acid-Schiff-positive, hyaline, yeastlike organisms in tissue. Twelve weeks of empiric therapy with ketoconazole, 400 mg/day, was curative.

PMID:
2394856
DOI:
10.1016/0190-9622(90)70223-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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