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August 1985

Cutaneous Protothecosis Presenting as Recurrent Chromomycosis

Author Affiliations


From the Division of Infectious Disease, USAF Medical Center Keesler, Keesler AFB, Miss.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(8):1066-1069. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660080120030

† Chromomycosis and protothecosis are both rare cutaneous infections. We report a case in which protothecosis mimicked a relapse of chromomycosis both clinically and on special stains. The chromomycosis responded to local excision and ketoconazole therapy. The protothecosis failed to respond to ketoconazole but resolved with combined amphotericin B and tetracycline hydrochloride therapy.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:1066-1069)

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