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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

Genital elephantiasis as a complication of chromoblastomycosis: A diagnosis overlooked


Department of Skin and V.D, Medical College and S.S.G. Hospital, Vadodara, India

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Nidhi Sharma
Department of Skin and VD, Baroda Medical College, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.55486

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Over the decades, causes of genital elephantiasis have changed only to become elusive to etiological diagnosis. This is a case of 20 year old male who presented with genital elephantiasis occurring due to lymphatic obstruction caused by chromoblastomycosis and super added erysipelas. The diagnosis of chromoblastomycosis was clenched by biopsy. We describe this case for the rarity of its occurrence.


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