Eumycetoma caused by Diaporthe phaseolorum (Phomopsis phaseoli): a case report and a mini-review of Diaporthe/Phomopsis spp invasive infections in humans.

@article{Iriart2011EumycetomaCB,
  title={Eumycetoma caused by Diaporthe phaseolorum (Phomopsis phaseoli): a case report and a mini-review of Diaporthe/Phomopsis spp invasive infections in humans.},
  author={Xavier Iriart and Rapha{\"e}lle Binois and Angela Fior and Denis Blanchet and Ana Berry and Sophie Cassaing and Emmanuelle Amazan and Emmanuelle Papot and Bernard Carme and Christine Aznar and Pierre Couppi{\'e}},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={1492-4}
}
Diaporthe phaseolorum (syn. Phomopsis phaseoli) is a frequent fungal parasite of plants, present on all continents around the world. It has rarely been involved in human diseases. We report a case of eumycetoma with osteomyelitis of the forefoot caused by this fungus and diagnosed by molecular biology. The patient had positive HTLV-1 serology and was a farmer from French Guiana who walked barefoot. He was successfully treated with long-term oral itraconazole (400 mg/day). A review of the… CONTINUE READING

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