Chromomycosis: A Clinical and Mycologic Study of Thirty-Five Cases Observed in the Hinterland of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil

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  • Department of Pathology (Mycology Section), Federal University of Santa Maria, 97100 Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Data on thirty-five patients with chromomycosis seen in the hinterland of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) are reviewed. Atypical lesions were found in 28.5% of the patients. The lesions were localized on the upper limbs and face in 14.2% and 8.5% of the patients, respectively. The clinical aspects and mycologic diagnosis of chromomycosis are discussed, and an account is given of its regional distribution in Rio Grande do Sul.

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Pesquisador Conferencista do Conselho Nacional de Pesquisas (CNPq), Brazil.