• 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)
Tschen JA, Knox JM, McGavran MH, Duncan WC. ChromomycosisThe Association of Fungal Elements and Wood Splinters. Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(1):107-108. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650370113023