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The Clinical Presentation of Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis: A Case Series from Yetebon, Ethiopia.

PMID: 29018005 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.3121/cmr.2017.1377 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC5849443 (free full text version available)

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Rachel B Kang, Devin C Simonson, Sarah E Stoner, Sarah R Hughes, William A Agger,

Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis is a chronic fungal infection usually found on the lower extremity and feet of agricultural workers in the tropics. It can present with various skin manifestations, verrucous to nodular plaques, and is caused by multiple species of fungi. Laboratory confirmation requires skin samples for pathology and fungal cultures. Cure, often difficult in resource-poor countries, requires months of antifungal therapy. We describe the cases of three men from Ethiopia who were seen and are being treated by American doctors who traveled there on a medical mission.

Clin Med Res (Clinical medicine & research)
[2017, 15(3-4):88-92]

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