, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 51–54

Early diagnosis and prompt treatment by surgery in Jorge Lobo's disease (Keloidal blastomycosis)


  • R. G. Baruzzi
    • Departamento de Medicina Preventiva
  • L. F. Marcopito
    • Departamento de Medicina Preventiva
  • N. S. Michalany
    • Departamento de Medicina Preventiva
    • Departamento de Anatomia Patológica da Escola Paulista de Medicina
  • J. Livianu
    • Departamento de Medicina Preventiva
  • N. R. S. Pinto
    • Departamento de Medicina Preventiva

DOI: 10.1007/BF00441441

Cite this article as:
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.

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