chromoblastomycosis: a clinical and molecular study of 18 cases in rio de janeiro, brazil.background chromoblastomycosis (cbm) is a chronic subcutaneous mycosis caused by dematiaceous fungi. methods we described epidemiological data, clinical presentation, and treatment of 18 cases of cbm diagnosed in rio de janeiro, brazil. diagnosis was obtained by mycological, histopathological findings demonstrating typical muriform cells with confirmation of isolated by dna sequencing of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer. results the majority of patients were male (72.2%) ranging from ...201121781072
cladophialophora carrionii: a rare agent of chromoblastomycosis in rio de janeiro state, brazil.a 73 year-old male farm laborer from a rural area presented a 15 year history of extensive tumoral lesions over his left leg. histological studies of skin biopsy showed pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia and granulomatous chronic inflammatory process with muriform cells, confirming chromoblastomycosis (cbm). cladophialophora carrionii was isolated in culture. treatment with itraconazole 400 mg/day for 12 months resulted in complete remission of lesions. as far we aware, this is the first case rep ...200819082378
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