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Image Number 400 (Chromomycosis Chromoblastomycosis)


Diagnosis: Chromomycosis Chromoblastomycosis

Site: Shoulder

Sex: F

Age: 31

Type: Clinical

Description: A large, hyperkeratotic , verrucous plaque

Submitted by: Irfan Bari

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic localized infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that follows the traumatic implantation of the etiologic agent. The lesions are verrucoid, ulcerated, and crusted, and may be flat or raised. Satellite lesions may develop following autoinoculation and by lymphatic spread to adjacent areas. The mycosis usually remains localized with extensive keloid formation. After many years, the lesions may resemble the head of a cauliflower. Many different fungi cause this disease. The disease takes its common name from the fact that most of the etiologic agents are dark-walled.

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