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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 507176, 3 pages -

Case ReportThe Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130000, China

Received 11 August 2014; Accepted 24 September 2014; Published 23 October 2014

Academic Editor: Alexander A. Navarini

Copyright © 2014 Fu-qiu Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Majocchi’s granuloma MG is an unusual but not rare dermatophyte infection of dermal and subcutaneous tissues. Dermatophytes usually result in the infections of hair, epidermis, and nail, and are rarely involved in deep cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues. Now it is considered that MG includes two forms: one is a small perifollicular papular form and the other is a deep subcutaneous nodular form; the front one mainly occurs in healthy individuals and the latter one usually presents in immunocompromised hosts. The clinical manifestations of MG are many and varied, except the common presentations of erythema, papule and nodules, and Kaposi sarcoma-like and molluscum-like lesions have been reported in literatures Kim et al. 2011, Bord et al. 2007, and Lillis et al. 2010. This characteristic induces the difficulty of diagnosis, and thus it is so important and necessary to make direct microscopical and histological examinations. We describe a case of MG over the face in a patient who had been treated with topical corticosteroids over a long time.

Autor: Fu-qiu Li, Sha Lv, and Jian-xin Xia



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