Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : October | Volume : 11 | Issue : 10 | Page : DD01 - DD03

Subcutaneous Cyst due to Medicopsis romeroi in a Diabetic Lepromatous Leprosy Patient: An Interesting Case Report and Review from India DD01-DD03

Bhawna Sharma, Pradeep Kumar Singh, Khushbu Pandey, Gajanand Mittal, V. Ramesh, Monorama Deb

Dr. Bhawna Sharma,
Specialist, ESIC Hospital, Okhla, New Delhi-110020, India.

Medicopsis romeroi (M. romeroi) (syn. Pyrenochaeta romeroi) is a rare melanized fungus causing subcutaneous/localized invasive phaeohyphomycosis in immunocompromised patients. We present a rare case of subcutaneous phaeohypho-mycotic cyst caused by M.romeroi in a diabetic male with lepromatous leprosy. Molecular identification was performed by sequencing of Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) region and D1/D2 region of Large Ribosomal Subunit (LSU).