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September 1969


Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(3):383. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610270125025

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Chromoblastomycosis. Presented by Perry Sachs, MD, and Irwin Kantor, MD.  The patient is a 50-year-old Negro woman with a four-year history of a slow-growing right anterior leg lesion. There is no history of trauma. She was born in Honduras and has lived in New York City for 13 years.Twelve channel chemistries, STS, CBC, and urine examination were all within normal limits except for 5% eosinophilia. Biopsy slide and fungal culture are available.

Discussion  Dr. Anthony Cipollaro: Do cases of chemoblastomycosis ever begin in New York or are they always from other regions?Dr. John Doughtery: We had a case at the New York Hospital around 1950 in a man who had never been out of New York City, but he was a longshoreman working on boats coming from the tropics. He developed his lesions on the instep or the arch of his foot. The diagnosis was suspected clinically because

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