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Monday 01 December 2003

Cutaneous blastomycosis presenting as non-healing ulcer and responding to oral ketoconazole.

By: Balasaraswathy P, Theerthanath.

Dermatol Online J 2003 Dec;9(5):19

Primary cutaneous blastomycosis is a rare infection of the skin that usually follows trauma and presents as a papule or nodule that ulcerates. Although this infection often heals spontaneously, we present a case of a nonhealing ulcer following surgical drainage of cellulitis. Blastomycosis was diagnosed by histopathological examination and the infection responded well to oral ketoconazole therapy.

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