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MAQUINE, Gustavo Ávila et al. Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis due to Cladophialophora bantiana: a first case report in an immunocompetent patient in Latin America and a brief literature review. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2019, vol.52, e20180480.  Epub 18-Jul-2019. ISSN 1678-9849.

We report a rare case of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladophialophora bantiana in an immunocompetent patient in Amazonas, Brazil. This dematiaceous fungus has been mainly associated with life-threatening infections affecting the central nervous systems of immunosuppressed patients. We present the clinical, laboratory, and therapeutic aspects, and in vitro susceptibility test results for different antifungal drugs. A brief review of the cases reported in the literature over the past 20 years has also been discussed. According to the literature review, the present case is the first report of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis due to C. bantiana in an immunocompetent patient in Latin America.

Palavras-chave : Cladophialophora bantiana; Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis; Antifungal susceptibility.

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