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|Title:||Chromoblastomycosis: a retrospective study of six cases at the Royal Darwin Hospital from 1989 to 1994.|
|Authors:||Santos, L D|
Lee, K C
|Affiliation:||Department of Pathology, Royal Darwin Hospital, NT..|
|Citation:||Pathology 1996-05; 28(2): 182-7|
|Abstract:||Chromoblastomycosis, a localized chronic cutaneous and subcutaneous infection of the skin caused by pigmented fungi, is most common in the world's tropical and subtropical zones. The condition rarely occurs in Australia. We present 6 cases of chromoblastomycosis seen at the Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory, from 1989 to 1994 and affecting predominantly male Caucasians ranging from 38 to 71 yrs of age. Clinically the lesions were verrucous or nodular. They mimicked basal or squamous cell carcinoma, nevi or solar keratoses. Histopathologic findings were nonspecific. The only pathognomonic finding was the presence of brown spores or sclerotic bodies within granulomata or within microabscesses in the skin.|
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