Case Report: Short-Term Application of Topical Imiquimod Is Practical for Chromoblastomycosis

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  • 1 Department of Dermatology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic cutaneous fungal infection caused by dematiaceous fungi. It is a therapeutic challenge because of the lack of specific treatments. We describe a refractory case of chromoblastomycosis in which the lesion did not respond to initial treatment, but then use of topical imiquimod cured the lesion successfully.

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Address correspondence to Li Li, Department of Dermatology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 1838 North Avenue, Guangzhou 510515, China. E-mail: npfklily@smu.edu.cn

Financial support: This work was kindly supported by the Outstanding Youth Development Scheme of Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University (grant no. 2018J003).

Authors’ addresses: Xiao-wen Huang, Mei-nian Xu, Si-qi Dai, Kang Zeng, and Li Li, Department of Dermatology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China, E-mails: XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, and npfklily@smu.edu.cn.

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