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April 1963

Amphotericin B and Electrodesiccation for Chromoblastomycosis

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine, and The Graduate Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(4):492. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590160084018

A case of chromoblastomycosis caused by Hormodendrum compactum is presented. Amphotericin B, 5 mg. per cubic centimeter of 2% procaine solution was found to be effective when used to infiltrate the lesions. Electrodesiccation and curettage was helpful in eradicating the lesions. This combined treatment was safely carried out on an outpatient basis.

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