chromomycosis chro·mo·my·co·sis (krō'mō-mī-kō'sĭs)
A localized chronic mycosis of skin, characterized by rough, irregular lesions and caused by several dark-colored fungi. Also called chromoblastomycosis, dermatitis verrucosa.
infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues that is characterized by the development of warty lesions, usually on the foot and leg. It occurs as a result of traumatic inoculation with any of several saprophytic fungi (genera Phialophora, Cladosporium, and Hormodendrum [or Fonsecaea]). The lesions develop over a period of years and usually remain localized; metastases (transfers from one site to another) are very rare. Treatment is by excision of the lesions, by iodide or X-ray therapy, or by local injection of the antibiotic amphotericin B.
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