chromomycosis


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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]

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]
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Other diagnoses include cutaneous leishmaniasis, as occurred for 2 of the soldiers, as well as diffuse leishmaniasis, chromomycosis, sporotrichosis, lepromatous or tuberculoid dimorphic leprosy, mycetoma, phaeohyphomycosis, pyoderma, Kaposi sarcoma, sarcoidosis, keloid scars, histiocytosis of Langerhans cells, melanoma, dermatofibrosarcoma, lymphoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and cutaneous metastases (3,17,40,41).
A Case of chromomycosis treated by surgical therapy combined with preceded oral administration of terbinafine to reduce the size of the lesion.Tokai J Exp Clin Med.
Hyperthermic treatment of chromomycosis with disposable chemical pocket warmers.
Chromomycosis is a type of disease caused by the implantation of certain dematiacious fungi into the skin.
The antifungal qualities of this herb also make it a possible option for topical treatment of chromomycosis, an infection of the skin that occurs from various fungi origins.
Cladophialophora carrionii is a dimorphic fungus with melanin which causes a deep, localized and chronic mycosis in humans, named chromomycosis, acquired through inoculation with cactuses infected-spines.
Chromomycosis: a clinical and mycologic study of thirty-five cases observed in the hinterland of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.