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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 1995  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 245-246

Chromoblastomycosis




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D Shruthakirthi Shenoi


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How to cite this article:
Shenoi D S, Srinivas C R. Chromoblastomycosis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:245-6

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To the Editor,

We read with interest the recent article on chromoblastomycosis.[1] Chromoblastomycosis when localized to the skin can be managed by surgical means. Variable results are seen after cryosurgery.[2]

We treated a confirmed case of chromoblastomycosis with a single lesion on the leg of size 6x6 cm with two freeze cycles of 10 seconds each using liquid nitrogen. There was blistering, crusting and oedema which lasted for 2 weeks. At the end of 1 month there was complete healing with depigmentation.

Another case with a single plaque measuring 5x6 cm on the lower leg was similarly treated by cryotherapy. As it was not successful we excised the lesion using CO2 laser in a continuous cutting mode with 10-15 watts. The laser wound healed in about 6 months. There has been no relapse.

As disseminated infection is uncommon in chromoblastomycosis, we wonder whether HIV testing was done for the patient reported.[1]

 
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1.Bharti R, Malhotra SK, Bal MS, et al. Chromoblastomycosis. Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:54-5.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Roneigk RK, Roenigk HH. In: Dermatologic Surgery. Principles and Practice, 1st edn. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1989;223.  Back to cited text no. 2    




 

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