Lobomycosis: A case from Southeastern Europe and review of the literature.

  title={Lobomycosis: A case from Southeastern Europe and review of the literature.},
  author={Evangelia Papadavid and Maria Dalamaga and Irini Kapniari and Ekaterini Pantelidaki and Sotirios Papageorgiou and Vassiliki Pappa and Panagiotis Tsirigotis and Ioannis Dervenoulas and Nikolaos G. Stavrianeas and Dimitrios G Rigopoulos},
  journal={Journal of dermatological case reports},
  volume={6 3},
BACKGROUND Lobomycosis, also known as Jorge Lobo's disease, represents a rare chronic subcutaneous mycosis caused by the fungus Lacazia loboi, an organism that is found within lesions but has not been cultured to date. The natural reservoir of L. loboi is unknown but it is believed to be aquatic, or associated with soil and vegetation. More than 550 human cases have been reported, especially in patients with a history of travel or residence in endemic areas (Central and South America… CONTINUE READING