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Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 1999 Mar-Apr;65(2):83-4.

Chromoblastomycosis masquerading as palmo-plantar psoriasis.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad-500 012, India.


A 8-year-old boy presented with scaly plaques of both soles and left palm of 4 year duration. The plaques were well defined scaly, fissured and hyperkeratotic resembling palmo-plantar psoriasis. KOH preparation of the scrapings revealed round, brown, thickwalled bodies with planate division. Grey black, velvety folded colonies were seen in culutre on Sabouraud's dextrose agar. Lacto phenol cotton blue preparation revealed Fonsecaea pedrosoi as the cause of chromoblastomycosis.

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