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June 1944

CHROMOBLASTOMYCOSISREPORT OF A CASE FROM CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND DISCUSSION OF THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE CAUSATIVE FUNGUS

Author Affiliations

Surgeon, United States Public Health Service NEW ORLEANS; Surgeon (R), United States Public Health Service ATLANTA, GA. With Mycologic Report and Discussion by; Principal Mycologist, United States Public Health Service WASHINGTON, D. C.

From the Laboratory, United States Marine Hospital, New Orleans; the Hospital, United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Ga., and the Division of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Washington, D. C.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(6):398-402. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510120012002
Abstract

At this time, when there is renewed interest in the study of tropical diseases, it is considered worth while to report another case of chromoblastomycosis occurring in a person who had never been outside the continental United States. It is furthermore considered of value to emphasize the fact that a considerable distance (Atlanta, Ga., to New Orleans) between the physician treating the patient and the laboratory offered no real difficulty in making the diagnosis and culturing the causative fungus.

In the mycologic section of this paper we have corrected the name of the causative fungus to conform with present knowledge of the etiologic agents of this mycosis. The generally accepted name of the disease, chromoblastomycosis, however, has been retained. The substitute term, chromomycosis, which has been proposed is somewhat shorter, but in our opinion it is unsuitable for reasons which have been discussed elsewhere.1 Many

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