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Chromoblastomycosis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Chromomycosis
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Overview

Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic fungal infection characterized by raised and crusted lesions which affect the skin and subcutaneous tissue. It most often occurs on the limbs, but can affect any area of the body. Chromoblastomycosis is caused by several fungi found in soil, wood, and decaying plant material. It usually enters the skin through a minor injury such as a splinter.[1] It is most common in areas with tropical and subtropical climates.[2] Treatment of chromoblastomycosis may include medications like itraconazole and flucytosine, cryotherapy, or surgery.[1][2] 
Last updated: 12/16/2014

References

  1. Chromoblastomycosis. DermNet NZ. December 29, 2013; http://www.dermnetnz.org/fungal/chromoblastomycosis.html. Accessed 12/16/2014.
  2. Revankar SG, Sobel JD. Chromoblastomycosis. The Merck Manual Professional Edition. January 2014; http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/infectious_diseases/fungi/chromoblastomycosis.html. Accessed 12/16/2014.
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Basic Information

  • DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.

In Depth Information

  • Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. Click on the link to view this information. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
  • The Merck Manual for health care professionals provides information on Chromoblastomycosis.
  • Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.  Access to this database is free of charge.
  • PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Chromoblastomycosis. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
  • The The Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections links to a factsheet on Chromoblastomycosis 
Other Names for this Disease
  • Chromomycosis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.