Rapid identification of Fonsecaea by duplex polymerase chain reaction in isolates from patients with chromoblastomycosis.

Fonsecaea pedrosoi is the most common etiologic agent of chromoblastomycosis. F. pedrosoi and other dematiaceous fungi are usually identified by morphologic studies. We have developed a duplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targeting the ribosomal DNA for rapid and more specific identification of the genus Fonsecaea. DNA samples from 103 isolates of… (More)