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July 1938

CHROMOBLASTOMYCOSIS CAUSED BY A FUNGUS OF THE GENUS HORMODENDRON

Author Affiliations

SÃO PAULO, RBAZIL

From the Institute of Hygiene, University of São Paulo.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(1):12-18. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480130015002
Abstract

It is my privilege to report a rare mycologic infection. It is fortunately possible to present all the data to prove the course of the infection. These include the details of the original trauma, the date of the initial lesion, the interval between the penetration of the fungus and the first clinical manifestations, the results of experimentation with animals and of laboratory tests and, finally, the demonstration of the parasite on the tree which caused the wound.

REPORT OF A CASE  E. M., a white man aged 51, a Brazilian railroad employee, was cutting limbs from a eucalyptus tree when a small branch fell on the dorsum of his hand and wounded it. Treatment of the wound consisted of daily washing with solution of hydrogen peroxide and application of an ointment. The wound healed in one month. Eight days later vesicles began to appear on the scar. These ruptured,

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