, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 51-54

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

  • R. G. BaruzziAffiliated withDepartamento de Medicina Preventiva
  • , L. F. MarcopitoAffiliated withDepartamento de Medicina Preventiva
  • , N. S. MichalanyAffiliated withDepartamento de Medicina PreventivaDepartamento de Anatomia Patológica da Escola Paulista de Medicina
  • , J. LivianuAffiliated withDepartamento de Medicina Preventiva
  • , N. R. S. PintoAffiliated withDepartamento de Medicina Preventiva

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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.