Chromoblastomycosis from a Non-endemic Area and Response to Itraconazole.

Indian J Dermatol 2014 Nov;59(6):606-8

Department of Dermatology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajashtan, India.

Chromoblastomycosis belongs to the heterogeneous group of subcutaneous mycoses. It is caused by various pigmented (dematiaceous) fungi, which gain entry into the skin via traumatic implantation. We would like to share a case report of chromoblastomycosis in a 32-year-old male, who presented to us with 3 years history of slowly progressive, itchy, verrucous, crusted lesions over right forearm and arm. He is being treated with itraconazole 100 mg twice daily. The case is of interest because it has so far not been reported from our region- the northwest arid zone of India. The patient showed favorable response to itraconazole.

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November 2014
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