Chromoblastomycosis with underlying osteolytic lesion


Dr Nand Lal Sharma, Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla 171001 (H.P.), India.
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In chromoblastomycosis, the lesions develop at the site of inoculation and usually restrict themselves to cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues. Extracutaneous spread occurs rarely secondary to haematogenic and lymphatic dissemination. This report presents a case of chromoblastomycosis due to Fonsecaea pedrosoi with contiguous spread to the underlying bone in the form of an osteolytic lesion.