Subcutaneous phycomycosis in a child

Naniwadekar, Manjiri R.; Jagtap, Sunil V.; Nikam, Balkrishna P. and Sanghavi, Kajal D. (2009) Subcutaneous phycomycosis in a child. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (3). ISSN 0972-5997

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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.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Subcutaneous Phycomycosis, Subcutaneous Zygomycosis, Basidiobolus Ranarum, Potassium Iodide, Infant, Female, Skin Biopsy, Eosinophilic Granuloma
Subjects:Inorganic Chemicals > Iodine Compounds
Musculoskeletal Diseases > Bone Diseases > Eosinophilic Granuloma
Fungi > Fungi, Unclassified
Integumentary System > Skin
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Mycoses > Zygomycosis
Fungi > Zygomycota
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Granuloma
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Persons > Age Groups > Infant
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases > Skin Diseases
ID Code:3526
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:07 September 2010

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