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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 975-978

Cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis presenting as a progressive disfiguring lesion of the face in an immunocompetent individual; A rare occurrence

1 Department of Dermatology, Base Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Military Hospital Kirkee, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Pathology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Radiology, Military Hospital Kirkee, Pune, Maharashtra, India
5 Department of Dermatology, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Anwita Sinha
Department of Dermatology, Military Hospital, Kirkee, Pune, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_220_20

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Phaeohyphomycosis encompasses many clinical syndromes occurring due to a wide variety of dematiaceous fungi. It can manifest as superficial, cutaneous, subcutaneous, or systemic forms involving the skin, subcutis, paranasal sinuses, or the central nervous system. Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis is the most common subtype and occurs due to wound contamination or traumatic inoculation of the saprophytic fungus from soil and vegetation. Multiple cases of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis involving the extremities in the form of cystic lesions and abscesses have been reported. However, involvement of the face in the form of a progressive ulcerative and disfiguring lesion in an immunocompetent person is extremely rare. We report a rare case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis presenting as a slowly progressive disfiguring lesion of face.

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