Key points for chromoblastomycosis

• Chromoblastomycosis is caused by a number of different environmental fungi that are implanted through the skin.

• Based on several case series, most infections probably respond to terbinafine or itraconazole.

• Physical therapies such as cryotherapy and heat treatment have also been used and may confer additional benefit to drug therapy.

• Flucytosine plus itraconazole may be of value in people who have extensive disease.

as erythema nodosum or multiforme, which are thought to develop following immune complex deposition. These are discussed briefly below.

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