Case Studies | Pathology | India | Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017
Chromoblastomycosis: An Unusual and Rare Case Report
Reeta Dhar, Deesha Bhemat, Hoogar MB, Atul Jain
Abstract: Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic progressive cutaneous fungal infection caused by several naturally pigmented fungi . It is also known as chromomycosis, cladosporiosis, Fonseca's disease, Pedroso's disease, phaeosporotrichosis, or verrucous dermatitis . 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 . In the tissues they form sclerotic cells or muriform cells. Dermal lesions can range from small nodules to large papillary like eruptions . 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 .
Keywords: Chromoblastomycosis, Chromomycosis, Fonseca
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017,
Pages: 2020 - 2021
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Reeta Dhar, Deesha Bhemat, Hoogar MB, Atul Jain, "Chromoblastomycosis: An Unusual and Rare Case Report", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20171303, Volume 6 Issue 2, February 2017, 2020 - 2021
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