The Woodlands




Dr. Perri is a featured contributor on Acne Treatment, Mole Removal and other cosmetic dermatology treatments on RealSelf.


Fungus - Keloidal Blastomycosis (Lobomycosis)

Keloidal Blastomycosis is a "deep fungus" infection that I rarely encounter in my The Woodlands and Conroe dermatology offices.  Keloidal Blastomycosis is caused by the fungus Loboa loboi.  The skin lesions appear like keloidal nodules and the ear is the most common area affected on the body.  It is most commonly acquired from marine environments especially contact with dolphins.  Diagnosis is made by skin biopsy and there is a characteristic appearance of the fungal spores which line up like "chains of lemons."  Treatment is either surgical excision if small enough or one year of Itraconazole daily.


 Keloidal Blastomycosis- (


Keloidal Blastomycosis- "Chain of Lemons" (


Dermatology Conroe - Dermatologist Conroe - Dermatology Woodlands - Dermatologist Woodlands


Dermatology Magnolia - Dermatologist Magnolia - Dermatology Spring - Dermatologist Spring


Dermatology Kingwood - Dermatologist Kingwood - Dermatology Tomball - Dermatologist Tomball


Dermatology Huntsville - Dermatologist Huntsville - Dermatology Livingston - Dermatologist Livingston


Dermatology Houston - Dermatologist Houston - Dermatologist Humble - Dermatology Humble

« Fungus - Rhinosporidiosis | Main | Fungus - Phaeohyphomycosis »

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.
Editor Permission Required
You must have editing permission for this entry in order to post comments.