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A chronic localized mycosis of the skin reported from South America resulting in granulomatous nodules or keloids that contain budding, thick-walled cells about 9 mcm in diameter, that is, the tissue form of Loboa loboi, the causative fungus, which has not been cultured. Also occurs in dolphins.
Synonym(s): Lobo disease


(lo?bo-mi-ko'sis) [ (Lacazia) loboi + mycosis]
A fungal infection of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues in which nodules resembling keloids, plaques, or warts form on the skin, caused by Lacazia loboi. Treatment is surgical. Synonym: keloidal blastomycosisLobo disease


Jorge, Brazilian physician, 1900-1979.
Lobo disease - a chronic localized mycosis of the skin. Synonym(s): lobomycosis
lobomycosis - Synonym(s): Lobo disease


a skin disease of dolphins caused by the yeast loboa loboi and manifested by dermal granulomas or keloids, especially around the head. The disease is a debilitating one and may kill the dolphin.
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A case of Lobo's disease in the dolphin Sotalia guianensis.
A possible case of Lobo's disease acquired in Europe from a bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).
Lobo's disease in a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) from Matagorda Bay, Texas.
A second human case was reported in 1938, after which the disease was termed Lobo's disease (2).
In 1973, a dolphin with Lobo's disease was described in Europe along the Atlantic coast of France and Spain (11).
One dolphin with Lobo's disease was successfully treated with miconzaole (2).
Early diagnosis and prompt treatment by surgery in Jorge Lobo's disease (keloidal blastomycosis).