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February 1948

CHROMOBLASTOMYCOSIS IN PANAMA: Report of a New Case and a New Clinical Form

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Medicine, Santo Tomas Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;57(2):266-271. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520140128017

The purpose of this article is to report a new case of chromoblastomycosis, diagnosed in the Hospital Santo Tomas, with what I consider to be a new clinical form of the disease.

REPORT OF A CASE  E. H., a white man 30 years of age and born in Corozal (Province of Los Santos), Republic of Panama, where he had lived and worked as a farmer (wearing sandals), was hospitalized for a verrucous type of dermatosis on the anteroexternal aspect of the left leg (fig. 1A) of two years' duration. The lesion began as a small nodule and gradually increased in size. It bled easily with minor traumatism and was slightly pruritic and not painful. On removal of the crust from the cutaneous surface which had been traumatized, there was a seropurulent exudate which had a typical odor.The verrucous nodule at the time of my examination measured 16 by

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