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Lobomycosis Successfully Treated with Posaconazole

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  • Departamento de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Tropicales y Dermatológicas, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru; Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humbold, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Lobomycosis is a chronic subcutaneous mycosis for which no standard treatment is available to date. We describe a patient in Peru with lobomycosis on the left earlobe that was successfully treated with posaconazole for 27 months. No evidence of recurrence was observed after five years of follow-up.

Author Notes

* Address correspondence to Beatriz Bustamante, Av. Honorio Delgado 430, Lima 31, Peru. E-mail: ana.bustamante@upch.pe

Financial support: Beatriz Bustamante participated as study investigator in a clinical trial sponsored by Schering Plough for which the patient was enrolled. Carlos Seas was supported by an Investigator Initiated Research grant from Pfizer.

Authors' addresses: Beatriz Bustamante and Carlos Seas, Departamento de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Tropicales y Dermatológicas, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, and Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, E-mails: ana.bustamante@upch.pe and carlos.seas@upch.pe. Martín Salomon, Departamento de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Tropicales y Dermatológicas, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, E-mail: martin.salomon.n@upch.pe. Francisco Bravo, Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, E-mail: fbravopuccio@gmail.com.

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