Chromoblastomycosis: Clinical and microbiological characteristics of a neglected disease

Roberto Ventura-Flores, Virgilio E. Failoc-Rojas, Heber Silva-Díaz

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Abstract

Chromoblastomycosis is a neglected and chronic fungal disease, mainly affects the subcutaneous tissue in limbs of people with occupational risk. Here, we report two cases of adult patients from tropical regions of northern Peru, affected with chronic erythematous scaly lesions and multiple blackheads, pain, itching and scarring in older areas of injury. Direct examination of the dermal scales showed typical of this disease fumagoides cells; Fonsecaea pedrosoi and Fonsecaea sp. were isolated for at first and second case respectively. Patients received antifungal treatment with itraconazole; however, in both cases the final outcome was not observed due to treatment abandonment and medical care.

Translated title of the contributionChromoblastomycosis: Clinical and microbiological characteristics of a neglected disease
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)404-407
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Chilena de Infectologia
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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