Infectious Disease Compendium

Fonsecaea

Microbiology

Fungus. Includes F. compacta, F. pedrosoi.

Epidemiologic Risks

Soil trauma.

Syndromes

Causes chromomycosis.

Treatment

Cryo-surgery and itraconazole alternated with terbinafine (PubMed) or voriconazole (PubMed)(in vitro data only). Data little more than extended case reports; the pleural of anecdote being anecdotes, not data.

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Fonsecaea; compactum 117.2; pedrosoi 117.2.