Non Healing Chronic Ulcer of Leg – A Case of Chromoblastomycosis

  • M K Padmaprasadosis Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Kerala, India
Keywords: Chromoblastomycosis, Leg ulcer, Medlar bodies, Itraconazole

Abstract

Chromoblastomycosis is chronic deep mycotic infections which is prevalent mainly in the tropical climate areas affecting the low socioeconomic group especially people working in open fields or near the tropical forests. The disease presents with mixed clinical features and sometimes as chronic non- healing ulcers. A 65-year-old man presents with an ulcer on the left dorsum of the foot of 14 years duration and is diagnosed as Chromoblastomycosis. He has been successfully treated with systemic itraconazole and topical ketoconazole cream.

Author Biography

M K Padmaprasadosis, Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Kerala, India

Department of Dermatology

Published
2013-03-28