Lobomycosis is caused by loboa loboi . Lobomycosis may lead to formation of keloid ( hard painless nodules) on the ear, face and upper extremities. Lobomycosis may also occur ( loboa loboi infection) in dolphins.
Lobomycosis occur due to traumatic inoculation. Loboa loboi is detected by the present of yeast cells in long chain which can be identify by direct microscopic of excised tissue in potassium hydroxide preparation.
The treatment of lobomycosis may include surgical excision of the lesions.
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