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Case Report
An otherwise healthy 25 year old male presented with an ulcerated, erythematous plaque on a tattooed area of the left forearm. This lesion had begun 15 months previously as a papule, which he thought, resulted from a scratch received whilst installing insulation. Slow enlargement had occurred despite several courses of antibiotics and two attempts at excision.  Culture from a skin biopsy grew the fungus shown below.

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