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Image Number 461 (Chromomycosis Chromoblastomycosis)


Diagnosis: Chromomycosis Chromoblastomycosis

Site: Leg

Sex: M

Age: 56

Type: Clinical

Description: Verrucous annular lesion on the leg

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Chromoblastomycosis is a slow growing annular verrucous lesion which begins as a papule at a site of injury usually on the lower limbs.It is characteristically seen in agricultural workers in the tropics or subtropics.There may be central scarred healing of the slowly expanding lesion.It is sometimes known as verrucous dermatitis.Treatment is slow and difficult.Itraconazole in high doses for 6 months can be effective.

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