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lobomycosis

Pronunciation: lo'bo-mi-ko'sis

Definition: A chronic localized mycosis of the skin reported from South America resulting in granulomatous nodules or keloids that contain budding, thick-walled cells about 9 mcm in diameter, the tissue form of Loboa loboi, the causative fungus, which has not been cultured. Also occurs in dolphins.

Synonym(s): Lobo disease

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