International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medicine Science | Malaysia | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019 | Rating: 6.1 / 10


Phaeohyphomycosis of the Foot Caused by Phaeoacremoniumrubrigenum in an Elderly Lady: Fungal Infection with a Tumour like Presentation

Noreen Fazlina Mat Nor | Sa'adon Ibrahim


Abstract: We described a rare case of phaeohyphomycosis of right foot in an elderly caused by Phaeoacremonium rubrigenum which was misdiagnosed as a soft tissue tumour of right foot. Phaeohyphomycosis has a variety of presentations. The mainstay of treatment is complete surgical resection with antifungal treatment. We would like to share this interesting case as the presentation mimicking a tumour which can lead to misdiagnosis.


Keywords: Phaeohyphomycosis, Phaeoacremonium rubrigenum


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,


Pages: 107 - 108



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