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Chromoblastomycosis Due to Fonsecaea Pedrosoi: An Old Wine in a Rare Bottle

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Journal of Infection in Developing Countries

Source : Journal Infection in Developing Countries, 2015

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Keywords : chromoblastomycosis, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, sclerotic bodies

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Microbiology

Year : 2015

Abstract : Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic subcutaneous mycosis commonly caused by Fonsecaea, Phialophora, and Cladophialophora spp. Out of these, Fonsecaea pedrosoi is the most common etiological agent, implicated in 70%–90% of the cases reported worldwide. The histopathological diagnosis of chromoblastomycosis is based on visualization of medlar or sclerotic bodies in the tissue. These sclerotic bodies divide by planar division. Rarely, budding is seen in these sclerotic bodies. As this entity can be confused with phaeohyphomycosis, it is important to be aware of such a presentation also. We report two cases of chromoblastomycosis that showed budding sclerotic bodies. © 2015, Khan et al.

Cite this Research Publication : Asmita A, Mehta N, Viswanathan A, Kumar Vasudevan R, Paulose M "Chromoblastomycosis due to Fonsecaea pedrosoi: an old wine in a rare bottle", Journal Infection in Developing Countries, 2015

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