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An Bras Dermatol. 2010 Mar-Apr;85(2):267-70.

Chromoblastomycosis associated with a lethal squamous cell carcinoma.

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  • 1Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González, Cidade do México, México.


Chromoblastomycosis is a subcutaneous mycosis caused by the dermatophytic fungi Fonsecaea, Phialophora and Cladophialophora. Usual complications include secondary infection, lymphedema and elephantiasis. Associated malignancies have been found in chronic cases. This case report describes a 72 year-old male with a 30 year history of chromoblastomycosis in the gluteal region, who went on to develop a squamous cell carcinoma.

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