Rhinofacialentomophthoromycosis

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Abstract

Entomopthoromycosis is a rare subcutaneous fungal infection caused by onidiobolus coronatus affecting mainly the upper respiratory mucosa in immunocompetent people.The manifestations of this disease masquerades other clinical entities.Hence, high index of suspicion is required for prompt diagnosis.Histopathological examination and culture are the gold standard diagnostic tools, however no standard treatment protocols ha been mentioned in literature.We present a case of rhinofacial entomopthoromycosis in a yearold ma with a leftsided rhinofacial swelling to highlight the presence of this unusual fungal infection and its treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number223608
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22-03-2018

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  • Medicine(all)

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