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Mycopathologia. 1995 Jul;131(1):9-12.

A case of cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Exserohilum rostratum, its in vitro sensitivity and review of literature.

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Department of Biological Sciences, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, India.


A 40 year old woman presented with the infection of skin of 3 years duration on the upper anterior aspect of fore-arm. Histologic examination of the skin tissue revealed dematiaceous hyphae, aggregated structures or single celled elements. On detailed mycological examination the isolate was identified as Exserohilum rostratum. Among the antimycotic tested in vitro amorolfine was found to be most effective with MIC value of 3 mcg/ml. This is the first report of E. rostratum infection of man from India.

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