Lobo’s Disease

  • John H. S. Pettit
  • Lawrence Charles Parish


This deep fungal disease, which seems to have affinities with North American blastomycosis and with paracoccidioidomycosis, was first recorded by Lobo in a patient from the Amazon valley. In the past 50 years, some 100 cases have been reported from Brazil and Central America. Although this would imply that the infection is exceedingly rare, it has been suggested that a greater awareness of the disease would lead to many more cases being detected.


Hypertrophic Scar Pigment Wall Deep Fungal Infection Plastic Bead Select Reading 
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Selected Readings

  1. Azulay, RD, Carheiro, JA, Da Graca, M, et al: Keloid blastomycosis (Lobo’s disease) with lymphatic involvement: A case report. Int J Dermatol 1976; 15:40.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.  1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. S. Pettit
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lawrence Charles Parish
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Tropical MedicineLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolEngland
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversiti KebangsaanKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyJefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Division of DermatologyUniversity of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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