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January 4, 1941

CHROMOBLASTOMYCOSIS: REPORT OF THE SIXTH CASE FROM CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES

Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C.; ATLANTA, GA.

JAMA. 1941;116(1):25-28. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820010027006
Abstract

Chromoblastomycosis is a fungous disease which, although rare, is worldwide in distribution. Five cases have been reported in continental United States. One of these, the first case recorded in medical literature, was reported in 1915 by Medlar1 and Lane2 from Boston, and the etiologic agent was named Phialophora verrucosa. The second case3 in continental United States (which was from Texas) and the fourth4 (from St. Louis) were also caused by this fungus. The third case5 from this continent was reported from North Carolina. That case, the fifth6 (from Philadelphia) and the sixth, which we are now reporting from Atlanta, Ga., were caused by a related fungus which Brumpt7 named Hormodendrum pedrosoi when he studied the first known South American cases. The latter fungus has been the etiologic agent in most of the studied cases from other parts of the world (including those from

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