Cutaneous chromoblastomycosis-unusual presentation: a case report

Authors

  • Jyoti Tele Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • Sonal Gupta Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • Nanda Patil Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20183283

Keywords:

Chromoblastomycosis, Dermatomycosis, Sclerotic bodies

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.

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2018-07-25

How to Cite

Tele, J., Gupta, S., & Patil, N. (2018). Cutaneous chromoblastomycosis-unusual presentation: a case report. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 6(8), 2856–2859. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20183283

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