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January 1984

ChromomycosisThe Association of Fungal Elements and Wood Splinters

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Tschen, Knox, and Duncan) and Pathology (Dr McGavran), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(1):107-108. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650370113023

• In two separate specimens received for histopathologic examination, pigmented fungal elements were found within or on embedded wood splinters associated with a foreign-body reaction. The fungus was found to be in direct contact with the surrounding dermis. These findings support the concept of inoculation as a pathogenetic mechanism in cutaneous chromomycosis.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:107-108)