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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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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).
Suspected acquired immunodeficiency in an Atlantic bottlenosed dolphin with chronic-active hepatitis and lobomycosis.
Lobomycosis is a subcutaneous mycosis caused by Lacazia loboi (L.
The diagnosis of keloidal lobomycosis in a patient with a previous relapsing lepromatous leprosy and leprosy reaction Type 2 was made.
Provisional diagnosis on the basis of above findings was made as keloidal lobomycosis, mycetoma, lupus vulgaris and atypical mycobacterial infection.
Lobomycosis in man and lobomycosis-like disease in bottlenose dolphin, Venezuela.
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.
Funchs J, Milbradt R, Pecher SA, Lobomycosis (keloidal blastomycosis): case reports and overview.
Our case represents the first published report of imported human lobomycosis in Canada and the fifth in an industrialized country.