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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
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(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
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Jorge, Brazilian physician, 1900-1979.
Lobo disease - a chronic localized mycosis of the skin. Synonym(s): lobomycosis
lobomycosis - Synonym(s): Lobo disease
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Lobomycosis (lacaziosis) is a chronic subcutaneous mycosis caused by the still uncultured fungus Lacazia loboi (1).
Lobomycosis was first described in 1931 by Jorge Lobo in a 48-year-old man who lived in the Brazilian Amazon and for the previous 19 years had had keloidal nodules in the lumbar region (8).
Lobomycosis is a subcutaneous mycosis caused by Lacazia loboi (L.
We present a patient affected by relapsing multibacillary leprosy and lobomycosis; this association has not yet been reported in the English literature.
Provisional diagnosis on the basis of above findings was made as keloidal lobomycosis, mycetoma, lupus vulgaris and atypical mycobacterial infection.
Disease that shows keloidal-like granulomas in humans and dolphins has been known by several different names, such as Jorge Lobo disease (4), Lobo's disease (3,5,22), lobomycosis (1,6,13,16,19,23,24), and lacaziosis (11,12,14,15).
Lobomycosis (lacaziosis) is a chronic, granulomatous, fungal infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues that affects humans and members of the family Delphinidae (1-6).
We report 2 cases of lobomycosis in offshore (pelagic) bottlenose dolphins stranded off North Carolina in 2005 and 2008.
To the Editor: Lobomycosis is a chronic dermal infectious disease affecting humans and some species of dolphins but not, to date, freshwater dolphins.
Along the same evolutionary lines, the presence of lobomycosis in these dolphins poses the likelihood that the agent of the disease has found ways to infect a broader array of the species than we know in the same ecologic community.
(5.) Funchs J, Milbradt R, Pecher SA, Lobomycosis (keloidal blastomycosis): case reports and overview.
We describe a 42-year-old woman with histologically confirmed lobomycosis, a cutaneous fungal infection rarely reported outside of Latin America.