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January 1968

Epidermoid Carcinoma Arising in Extensive Chromoblastomycosis

Author Affiliations

Iowa City

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(1):38-41. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610070044007

A 60-year-old Nicaraguan farmer with unusually large and widespread lesions of cutaneous chromoblastomycosis due to Hormodendrum pedrosoi developed two large anaplastic epidermoid carcinomas in areas of chronic hyperplasia. The carcinomas were excised and the grafts healed well, even though the extensive lesions did not respond well to 2,500 mg of intravenous amphotericin B.