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Description:This 1968 image depicts the pathologic changes in a Brazilian patient’s right hand after having been infected by what was determined to be Phialophora verrucosa fungal organisms.
Deriving its name from the fact that the fungal organisms responsible are darkly pigmented, or dematiaceous, chromoblastomycosis involves the cutaneous and subcutaneous layers of the skin, and an untreated, long-standing, chronic infection will result in crusty, wart-like lesions, which will continue to grow, eventually coming to resemble a texture much like that of cauliflower.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1968
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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