Ulcerative cutaneous lesions in the plantar aspect of foot owing to Schizophyllum commune

Beena Antony, Peralam Y. Prakash

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Abstract

Schizophyllum commune is an emerging basidiomycetous fungus increasingly reported attributing pulmonary infections. However, the involvement of S. commune in primary cutaneous ulcerative lesions in humans has not yet been reported. The aetiology of S. commune in wound infection may be overlooked or misdiagnosed. This may be due to the atypical colony morphology, lack of sporulation, and familiarity with this fungus as well as the difficulty in accurate identification. We report here the first case of an ulcerative cutaneous infection caused by S. commune in the plantar aspect of foot in a healthy individual. Skin grafting was performed and the wound healed completely.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Wound Journal
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 01-01-2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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