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Four non-endemic New Zealand cases of chromoblastomycosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1303079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The majority of cases of chromoblastomycosis are reported from tropical to subtropical countries; only one previous case being reported from New Zealand. Four non-endemic cases in Pacific Island patients are described. All of the New Zealand cases were caused by Fonsecaea pedrosoi. In the present report, one patient was successfully treated by excision of the lesion followed by skin grafting. Another was treated with 200 mg ketoconazole daily for 10 weeks with no obvious improvement. No follow-up on the treatment of this case nor of the remaining two patients is available. This disease must be included in the differential diagnosis in patients who present with chronic lesions affecting the skin and subcutaneous tissues.
A J Woodgyer; G P Bennetts; F M Rush-Munro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0004-8380     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-17     Completed Date:  1993-06-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
New Zealand Communicable Disease Centre, Porirua.
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MeSH Terms
Chromoblastomycosis / pathology*
Epidermis / pathology
Epithelium / pathology
Foot Dermatoses / microbiology,  pathology
Hand Dermatoses / microbiology,  pathology
Leg Dermatoses / microbiology,  pathology
Mitosporic Fungi
New Zealand

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