- S V Cardoso1,2,
- S S Campolina2,
- A L S Guimarães3,
- P R Faria4,
- E M da C Costa4,
- R S Gomez3,
- A Rocha5,
- R B Caligiorne2,
- A M Loyola4
- 1Oral Diagnosis Unit, State University of Montes Claros, Montes Claros, Brazil
- 2Clinical Researches Laboratory, René Rachou Research Centre / FIOCRUZ, and Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Belo Horizonte Hospital, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- 3Oral Pathology Department, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brazil
- 4Oral Pathology Unit, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil
- 5Surgical Pathology Department, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlandia, Brazil
- Correspondence to: Professor A M Loyola Laboratório de Patologia Bucal, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Av Pará, 1720, Bloco 2U, CEP 38401-036, Uberlândia, MG/Brazil;
- Accepted 2 February 2006
This is the first description of solitary phaeohyphomycosis affecting the mucosal surface. The lesion developed in the inferior lip of a 57-year-old woman. After surgical resection, histopathological examination evidenced characteristic brownish fungal structures within granulomatous–purulent inflammation. Amplification and sequencing of rDNA obtained from paraffin-embedded tissue identified Alternaria species, as the causative agent.
Funding: The authors received government grants from CNPq and FAPEMIG, Brazil.
Competing interests: None.
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