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Polish Journal of Pathology
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Chromoblastomycosis of the leg

Akash Pramod Sali, Ayushi Sahay

Pol J Pathol 2017; 68 (2): 182-184
Online publish date: 2017/09/01
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Case report: We herein report a case of chromoblastomycosis presenting as a verrucous lesion over the leg. A 56-year-old male patient was a known case of carcinoma larynx and was treated for the same. At presentation to our hospital, the patient, in addition to the recurrent local disease, was suspected to have second primary in the form of verrucous carcinoma of the leg. Histopathological examination of the skin biopsy revealed the presence of characteristic pigmented sclerotic bodies with pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia of the overlying epithelium. The case was reported as chromoblastomycosis and the patient responded well to anti-fungal chemotherapy in the form of itraconazole.

chromoblastomycosis, squamous carcinoma, medlar bodies

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