Subcutaneous Phycomycosis in a Child

Naniwadekar, MR and Jagtap, SV and Nikam, BP and Sanghavi, KD (2009) Subcutaneous Phycomycosis in a Child. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Subcutaneous phycomycosis is a rare entity. We hereby report a case of subcutaneous phycomycosis in 18 months old female child who presented with a painless, non-tender swelling on the thigh. Skin biopsy showed eosinophilic granuloma lying deep in the subcutaneous tissue, with sparse hyphae. Culture on Sabouraud's dextrose agar showed characteristic colonies. Patient was started on oral potassium iodide. The swelling was completely resolved after one month of treatment.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Subcutaneous phycomycosis, Subcutaneous zygomycosis, Basidiobolus ranarum, Potassium iodide
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:6961
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:13 Sep 2010 03:55
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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