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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 242-244

Subcutaneous zygomycosis : basidiobolomycosis


Dept. of Dermatology, P S G Institute of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore

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G Sethuraman
Dept. of Dermatology, P S G Institute of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore

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ABSTRACT: Subcutaneous zygomycosis, also known as basidiobolomycosis, is a rare disease caused by the fungus Basidiobolus ranarum. Since its first description in 1954, many cases have been reported. In India, so far only few cases have been described. We report this entity in a 3-year old female child who had firm to hard swelling of the right upper extremity and chest. Histopathology showed short aseptate hyphae surrounded by eosinophilic material within the granulomatous tissue response, in the subcutaneous tissue. She responded dramatically to saturated solution of potassium iodide.


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