chromomycosis


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Related to chromomycosis: mycetoma, histoplasmosis, blastomycosis

chromoblastomycosis

 [kro″mo-blas″to-mi-ko´sis]
a chronic fungal infection of the skin, usually beginning at the site of a puncture wound or other trauma on one leg or foot, but sometimes involving other areas of the body, with wartlike nodules or papillomas that may or may not ulcerate. It is usually caused by Phialophora verrucosa, Fonsecaea compactum, F. pedrosoi, or Cladosporium carrionii. Called also chromomycosis and verrucose or verrucous dermatitis.

chro·mo·blas·to·my·co·sis

(krō'mō-blas'tō-mī-kō'sis),
A localized chronic mycosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissues characterized by skin lesions so rough and irregular as to present a cauliflowerlike appearance; caused by dematiaceous fungi such as Phialophora verrucosa, Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, F. compacta, and Cladosporium carrionii; fungal cells resembling copper pennies form rounded sclerotic bodies in tissue, with epidermal hyperplasia and intraepidermal microabscesses.
Synonym(s): chromomycosis
[chromo- + G. blastos, germ, + mykē, fungus, + -osis, condition]

chromomycosis

/chro·mo·my·co·sis/ (kro″mo-mi-ko´sis) chromoblastomycosis.

chromomycosis

chro·mo·blas·to·my·co·sis

(krō'mō-blas'tō-mī-kō'sis)
A localized chronic mycosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissues characterized by skin lesions so rough and irregular as to present a cauliflowerlike appearance; caused by dematiaceous fungi such as Phialophora verrucosa, P. dermatitidis, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, F. compacta, and Cladophialophora carrionii; fungal cells resembling pennies form rounded sclerotic bodies in tissue, with epidermal hyperplasia and intraepidermal microabscesses.
Synonym(s): chromomycosis.
[chromo- + G. blastos, germ, + mykē, fungus, + -osis, condition]

chromomycosis

a subcutaneous mycotic infection caused by a deeply pigmented fungus, e.g. curvularia and phialophora.