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ROSSETTO, André Luiz et al. Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis on the scrotum caused by Exophiala jeanselmei: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.4, pp.517-520. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000400013.
Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis is a disease caused by dematiaceous fungi that develops mainly in immunocompromised patients. Lesions are generally located on the lower limbs. The present report describes a case of phaeohyphomycosis in an immunocompetent patient in whom a subcutaneous abscess was located in an unusual site, on the left hemiscrotum. The abscess was treated successfully with oral fluconazole associated with surgical excision.
Keywords : Dermatomicoses; Exophiala; Fluconazole; Mycoses; Scrotum.