A chronic skin condition usually of feet after inoculation with fungi; most often in tropical areas. They vary from flat to nodular to warty with draining tracts; progress slowly, biopsy and culture to make the diagnosis.
Percutaneous injury, often inadvertent. Usally occurs in them what go barefoot in the dirt. If often festers for years, slowly destroying the limb.
A variety of pigmented fungi:Botryomycoses caespitosus, Cladosporium carrionii, Exophiala spinifera, Exophiala jeanselmei, Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Fonsecaea compacta, Phialophora verrucosa, Rhinocladiella aquaspersa.
Last update: 05/05/18