Brown, spherical, septate bodies form pus are diagnostic of (AIIMS May 2010)
a. These are referred as sclerotic bodies (also called as copper penny, Medlar bodies & muriform cells), which are pathognomic for chromoblastomycosis. Sclerotic bodies are planate dividing yeast cells.
b. This is a subcutaneous fungal infection caused by pigmented or dematiaceous molds belonging to following genera: Foncaecea, Cladosporium, Rhinocladiella and Phialophora.
c. They are characterized by cauliflower-like or ulcerative lesions formed following the traumatic implantation of these fungi. They are very resistant to treatment and often recur.