Acremonium Recifei as an Agent of Mycetoma in India

Grace KoshiDepartment of Microbiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Mycology Division and Pathology Division, Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Vellore 632004, South India

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A. A. PadhyeDepartment of Microbiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Mycology Division and Pathology Division, Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Vellore 632004, South India

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L. AjelloDepartment of Microbiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Mycology Division and Pathology Division, Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Vellore 632004, South India

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F. W. ChandlerDepartment of Microbiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Mycology Division and Pathology Division, Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Vellore 632004, South India

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Acremonium recifei was identified as the causal agent in a case of white grain eumycotic mycetoma of the hand which occurred in South India. The identification was based on the structure of the granules in tissue and on the morphological characteristics of the culture obtained from the granules. This case represents the first documented instance in which A. recifei has been found outside of Latin America.

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