There was also presence of rounded, thick-walled, and dark brown pigmented sclerotic bodies.
Caption: Figure 3: Microsection showing pigmented sclerotic bodies within the vegetable cells.
1) The disease is characterised by the presence of sclerotic bodies in the tissue.
Pigmented sclerotic bodies noted in 10% KOH mount (Fig.
Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic fungal infection of skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by pigmented fungi which produce sclerotic bodies in the tissues.
At places sclerotic bodies (copper penny bodies) were seen confirming the diagnosis of chromoblastomycosis (Figure 4).
This chronic fungal infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues is caused by black molds that form sclerotic bodies
in the infected tissues.
These are known as sclerotic bodies
, muriform cells, or medlar bodies, and are 5-12 mm in diameter.
No specific organism or asteroid bodies were seen in any of the cases of sporotrichosis; characteristic muriform or sclerotic bodies
However, an easier and more rapid method of diagnosis is bedside demonstration of sclerotic bodies
in KOH examination.
The sclerotic bodies are thick walled, brownish, septate sclerotic bodies in the tissues, which are the characteristic and diagnostic finding of the disease.
In our case numerous copper penny sclerotic bodies seen scattered which are confirmatory.