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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0973-3922
Vol. 72, No. 4, 2006, pp. 296-299
Bioline Code: dv06100
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 72, No. 4, 2006, pp. 296-299

 en Case Report- Rhinoentomophthoromycosis
Thomas MathewM, Bai SumangalaM, Jayaprakash Chitra, Jose P, Ebenezer Rejee

Abstract

A sixty year old patient presented with a slowly progressive swelling of the nose, of one year duration, suggesting a clinical diagnosis of subcutaneous zygomycosis. On investigation, the tissue fungal culture grew Conidiobolus coronatus check for this species in other resources , confirming the diagnosis as rhinoentomophthoromycosis. He was treated with a combination of oral fluconazole and oral potassium iodide for a total period of 5 months. His symptoms subsided completely. Serial CT scanning of paranasal sinuses showed the gradual resolution of the swelling, in response to the treatment. Early detection of the disease and combination therapy gave rapid and good results. This is the first case of its kind to be reported from Kerala, the southern state of India.

Keywords
Rhinoentomophthoromycosis, Conidiobolus coronatus , Oral potassium iodide

 
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