A case of chromoblastomycosis with an unusual clinical manifestation caused by Phialophora verrucosa on an unexposed area: treatment with a combination of amphotericin B and 5‐flucytosine

@article{Park2005ACO,
  title={A case of chromoblastomycosis with an unusual clinical manifestation caused by Phialophora verrucosa on an unexposed area: treatment with a combination of amphotericin B and 5‐flucytosine},
  author={S-G Park and S.H. Oh and Suk Bae Suh and K.-H. Lee and Kee Yang Chung},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={152}
}
Chromoblastomycosis is a cutaneous and subcutaneous mycotic disease caused by the dematiaceous (black) fungi. Five species of fungi are known generally to be the cause: Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Phialophora verrucosa, Cladosporium carrionii, F. compacta and Rhinocladiella cerphilum. In infected tissue they can appear as pigmented sclerotic bodies, commonly called ‘copper pennies’, which are pathognomonic of chromoblastomycosis. The infection usually occurs through traumatic skin inoculation, with the… 
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