Chromoblastomycosis, Overlooked and Undiagnosed: The Disease as a Mimic of other Neglected Tropical Diseases

  • Charmaine Vanessa S. Chamberlin
  • Maria Christina Filomena R. Batac
  • Eileen Liesl A. Cubillan
Keywords: chromoblastomycosis, chronic, invasive fungal infections, neglected tropical diseases, itraconazole


Chromoblastomycosis is an endemic mycoses which has been misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed in the past. This may be due to the clinicopathologic characteristics that it shares with other neglected tropical diseases such as leprosy and cutaneous tuberculosis. Correlating clinical findings with histopathologic cues will lead clinicians to correct diagnosis and subsequent treatment success.


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