lobomycosis(redirected from Lobo's disease)
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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
lobomycosis(lo?bo-mi-ko'sis) [ (Lacazia) loboi + mycosis]
Lobo,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.