DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20183283

Cutaneous chromoblastomycosis-unusual presentation: a case report

Jyoti Tele, Sonal Gupta, Nanda Patil

Abstract


Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic, progressive, cutaneous and subcutaneous fungal infection following the traumatic implantation of certain dematiceous fungi. These are naturally pigmented fungi with two clinical forms viz. cutaneous and cerebral. We present a case of cutaneous chromoblastomycosis presenting as a swelling over right forearm in a 47-year-old lady farmer. Clinically cutaneous tuberculosis was suspected, however on histopathology, diagnostic ‘sclerotic cells or medlar bodies’ amidst the granulomatous inflammation and microabscesses were seen.


Keywords


Chromoblastomycosis, Dermatomycosis, Sclerotic bodies

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