Mould Identification: A Virtual Self Assessment
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Unknown 57 = Veronaea botryosa
|A patient with a history of diabetes mellitus, had recurrent multifocal, crusted, brownish-red noduloplaques on the right forearm. A skin biopsy and the fungus shown below was isolated.|
Colonies are sude-like to downy and are greyish-brown to blackish-brown.
Conidiophores are erect, straight or flexuose, occasionally branched and are usually genticulate, due to the sympodial development of the conidia. Conidia are pale brown, 2-celled, cylindrical with a truncated base, smooth-walled or slightly verrucose [5-12 X 3-4um].
Conidiophores and conidia of Veronaea botryosa.
Comment: Veronaea is very similar to Rhinocladiella, however the conidia are typically 2-celled. Rare cause of skin infection in China and the Philippines.
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