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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 162

Chromoblastomycosis: A comment

1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Hainan Sheng, China

Date of Web Publication25-Oct-2018

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Dr. Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/jms.jms_63_17

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Chromoblastomycosis: A comment. J Med Soc 2018;32:162

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The recent publication on chromoblastomycosis is very interesting.[1] Sarangi et al. concluded that “chromoblastomycosismostly affects male agriculturalists, especially from a rural background.[1]” Indeed, this infection is sporadically seen in developing countries around the world. In our country, Thailand, a tropical Southeast Asian country, the problem is still seen despite the improved sanitation. Exposure during agricultural work is common, but the important history is the lack of sanitation and poor skin and wound care.[2],[3] The early diagnosis of this disease is sometimes difficult due to the nature of disease with has long period before clinical manifestation.[3] The lack of concern by the practitioner is also another important factor causing delayed diagnosis.[4]

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Sarangi G, Dash M, Paty BP, Mohapatra D, Majhi S, Chayani N. A study on chromoblastomycosis in a tertiary care hospital of Eastern Odisha. J Med Soc 2017;31:201-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
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McDaniel P, Walsh DS. Chromoblastomycosis in Western Thailand. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2010;83:448.  Back to cited text no. 2
Ungpakorn R. Mycoses in Thailand: Current concerns. Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 2005;46:81-6.  Back to cited text no. 3
Agarwal R, Singh G, Ghosh A, Verma KK, Pandey M, Xess I, et al. Chromoblastomycosis in India: Review of 169 cases. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017;11:e0005534.  Back to cited text no. 4


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