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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2017, Article ID 5036514, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5036514
Case Report

Unilateral Cervical Lymphadenopathy due to Cladosporium oxysporum: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
2Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
3Department of Mycology, Medical Research Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka
4General Hospital, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Correspondence should be addressed to B. S. M. S. Siriwardena; moc.oohay@inaradamas

Received 21 July 2017; Accepted 11 October 2017; Published 25 October 2017

Academic Editor: Imtiaz A. Chaudhry

Copyright © 2017 R. D. Jayasinghe et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Phaeohyphomycosis is a fungal infection caused by Dermatiacae group of fungi, by Cladosporium spp. The term phaeohyphomycosis was introduced by Ajello et al. in 1974 to designate infections by brown pigmented filamentous fungi. Cladosporium oxysporum is a very rare etiological agent in humans. Phaeohyphomycosis of the cervical lymph node in an immunocompetent individual is a very rare clinical entity. To the best of our knowledge we report the first case of phaeohyphomycosis caused by Cladosporium oxysporum in the absence of other systemic manifestations in a 16-year-old male.