Invasive Mycoleptodiscus fungal cellulitis and myositis

Sophia Koo, Deanna A. Sutton, Wendy W. Yeh, Elizabeth H. Thompson, Lynne Sigler, Judy F. Shearer, Deborah E. Hofstra, Brian L. Wickes, Francisco M. Marty

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We report progressive necrotizing fungal cellulitis and myositis in the leg of a patient with glioblastoma multiforme treated with temozolomide and corticosteroids. While the morphologic appearance of the isolate and its ability to grow at temperatures greater than 32°C were suggestive of Mycoleptodiscus indicus, some of the conidia were atypical for this species in that they had single septa and occasional lateral appendages. Furthermore, the isolate was different from M. indicus based on the sequencing analysis of two rDNA regions. This is the first case of Mycoleptodiscus invasive fungal disease in which the causative agent could not be resolved at the species level because of inconsistencies between morphological and molecular data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-745
Number of pages6
JournalMedical mycology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • Dematiaceous
  • Invasive fungal disease
  • Mycoleptodiscus
  • Temozolomide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases


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