|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 1995 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 245-246
D Shruthakirthi Shenoi, CR Srinivas
D Shruthakirthi Shenoi
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Shenoi D S, Srinivas C R. Chromoblastomycosis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:245-6
To the Editor,
We read with interest the recent article on chromoblastomycosis. Chromoblastomycosis when localized to the skin can be managed by surgical means. Variable results are seen after cryosurgery.
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.
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|1.||Bharti R, Malhotra SK, Bal MS, et al. Chromoblastomycosis. Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:54-5. |
|2.||Roneigk RK, Roenigk HH. In: Dermatologic Surgery. Principles and Practice, 1st edn. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1989;223. |