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Facial chromoblastomycosis in sub-Himalayan region misdiagnosed as cutaneous leishmaniasis: Brief report and review of Indian literature.
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PMID:  23122010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cases of chromoblastomycosis, although not uncommon, have rarely been reported in the literature from our region. These are usually misdiagnosed as cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis because we reside in an endemic region for this disease. We present herein patients with facial chromoblastomycosis. They were treated with long-term sodium stibogluconate, but showed no response to therapy. A biopsy revealed these to be cases of chromoblastomycosis, after which the patients were started on antifungal agents. There was marked improvement after the correct treatment was initiated.
Authors:
Santwana Verma; Ghanshyam K Verma; Gagandeep Singh; Anil Kanga; Vinita Sharma; Neha Gautam
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
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