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What is the definition of Chromoblastomycosis?
Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic fungal infection characterized by raised and crusted lesions which affect the skin and subcutaneous tissue. It most often occurs on the limbs, but can affect any area of the body. Chromoblastomycosis is caused by several fungi found in soil, wood, and decaying plant material. It usually enters the skin through a minor injury such as a splinter. It is most common in areas with tropical and subtropical climates.
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What are the alternative names for Chromoblastomycosis?
  • Chromoblastomycosis
  • Chromomycosis
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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