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Chromoblastomycosis: An Unusual and Rare Case Report

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.6, No. 2)

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Page : 2020-2021

Keywords : Chromoblastomycosis; Chromomycosis; Fonseca;

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Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic progressive cutaneous fungal infection caused by several naturally pigmented fungi [1]. It is also known as chromomycosis, cladosporiosis, Fonseca's disease, Pedroso's disease, phaeosporotrichosis, or verrucous dermatitis [2]. The disease was initially considered to be closely related to blastomycosis, which is a different type of a fungal infection caused by dimorphic fungi of the Blastomyces dermatitis sp. It is reflected in the name of the disease, which suggests it is a fungal infection caused by pigmented Blastomyces fungus [3]. In the tissues they form sclerotic cells or muriform cells. Dermal lesions can range from small nodules to large papillary like eruptions [3]. CBM lesions are clinically polymorphic and are commonly misdiagnosed as various other infectious and non-infectious diseases. In its more severe clinical forms, CBM may cause a series of clinical complications, and if not recognized at an early stage, this disease can be refractory to antifungal therapy [4].

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