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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 200-202

Chromoblastomycosis: A report of two cases from a tertiary care hospital of eastern India

Department of Microbiology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, 244 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.120590

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Chromoblastomycosis is an uncommon chronic fungal infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by dematiaceous fungi. We present here two cases of chromoblastomycosis, one with an atypical presentation. The diagnosis was made by demonstration of sclerotic bodies on the histopathological examination of skin biopsies and isolation of Fonsecaea pedrosoi on culture in both of them. Chromoblastomycotic skin lesions particularly atypical ones may be confused with other clinical conditions involving skin and are presented here for their academic interest.

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