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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
TORRES, Edoardo; BERISTAIN, Javier Gil; LIEVANOS, Zahide and ARENAS, Roberto. Chromoblastomycosis associated with a lethal squamous cell carcinoma. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.2, pp.267-270. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000200025.
Chromoblastomycosis is a subcutaneous mycosis caused by the dermatophytic fungi Fonsecaea, Phialophora and Cladophialophora. Usual complications include secondary infection, lymphedema and elephantiasis. Associated malignancies have been found in chronic cases. This case report describes a 72 year-old male with a 30 year history of chromoblastomycosis in the gluteal region, who went on to develop a squamous cell carcinoma.
Keywords : Carcinoma; Squamous cell; Chromoblastomycosis; Chronic disease.