Lobomycosis in Man and Lobomycosis-like Disease in Bottlenose Dolphin, Venezuela
Luis Bermudez, Marie-Françoise Van Bressem, Oscar Reyes-Jaimes, Alejandro J. Sayegh, and Alberto Enrique Paniz-Mondolfi
Author affiliations: Cetacean Research Center, Margarita, Venezuela (L. Bermudez, A.J. Sayegh); Peruvian Centre for Cetacean Research, Pucusana, Peru (M.-F. Van Bressem); Instituto de Biomedicina, Caracas, Venezuela (O. Reyes-Jaimes, A.E. Paniz-Mondolfi); St. Luke’s–Roosevelt–Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York, USA (A.E. Paniz-Mondolfi); Instituto Venezolano de los Seguros Sociales, Caracas, Venezuela (A.E. Paniz-Mondolfi)
Figure 1. A) Multiple, confluent, keloid-like, hyperchromic nodules with flat shiny surfaces involving the entire free border, posterior aspect, and lobule of the left ear of a fisherman, Venezuela. B) Numerous Lacazia loboi tissue-phase organisms within the stroma. Note the typical chain pattern showing simple gemation budding (Gomori-Grocott stain, magnification ×100). C) Yeast cells showing typical double refraction of the membrane and protoplasmic bodies within cells (periodic acid–Schiff stain, magnification ×600).
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