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January 1942

CHROMOBLASTOMYCOSIS IN CUBA

Author Affiliations

HABANA, CUBA; SANTA CLARA, CUBA; HABANA, CUBA

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Habana, Medical School, service of Dr. V. Pardo-Castello.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;45(1):19-32. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500070023002
Abstract

Weidman and Rosenthal1 recently made a complete review of the literature on chromoblastomycosis and presented a new case from Pennsylvania, calling attention to the more frequent occurrence of the disease in the United States and neighboring countries.

The object of this paper is to discuss the clinical features of chromoblastomycosis, to report on 31 cases we observed in Cuba and to make some remarks on the treatment of this condition. Only brief mention will be made of our mycologic studies, as well as of the pathologic changes, since these two fields have been thoroughly covered by pervious writers.

Chromoblastomycosis is not uncommon in Cuba. It is the only form of the so-called blastomycosis that we have identified, since the Gilchrist type, the Busse-Buschke type, torulosis and coccidioidal granuloma have never been observed on this island. The disease is almost exclusively one of the rural districts, and practically all patients

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