Early diagnosis and prompt treatment by surgery in Jorge Lobo's disease (Keloidal blastomycosis)
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- Baruzzi, R.G., Marcopito, L.F., Michalany, N.S. et al. Mycopathologia (1981) 74: 51. doi:10.1007/BF00441441
In 1931 the Brasilian doctor Jorge Lobo examined a patient from the Amazon Basin who had nodular confluent skin lesions over the lumbosacral region and encountered a new fungus pathogenic for man Paracoccidioides loboi. This classification was based on the morphological aspect of the parasite which was very similar to Paracoccidioides brasiliensis the causative agent of a systemic mycosis Paracoccidioidomycosis or South American Blastomycosis. Other authors use the name Loboa loboi. The final determination of the name must await cultivation of the fungus.