Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 318--320

Zygomycosis of the scalp caused by Rhizopus oryzae presenting as kerion in an immunocompetent child


Angoori Gnaneshwar Rao, Vangali Srikanth Reddy, Karnam Aparna, Ruhi Haqqani, Kranthi Jagadevapuram, Sneha Gupta, Kousar Fathima, M Tejal, Divyaparimala Muppirala 
 Department of Dermatology, SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Angoori Gnaneshwar Rao
F12, B8, Hig-II APHB, Baghlingampally, Hyderabad, Telangana
India

Deep mycosis of the scalp caused by Rhizopus oryzae mimicking kerion is rare. Herein, we report a case of such infection in a 5-year-old immunocompetent boy who presented with multiple painful boggy swellings with discharging sinuses on the scalp of 4 months' duration. Purulent discharge from the swelling cultured on Sabouraud's dextrose agar yielded R. oryzae species which was confirmed by molecular analysis by polymerase chain reaction. The child was managed with parenteral liposomal amphotericin-B which helped in clearance of infection.


How to cite this article:
Rao AG, Reddy VS, Aparna K, Haqqani R, Jagadevapuram K, Gupta S, Fathima K, Tejal M, Muppirala D. Zygomycosis of the scalp caused by Rhizopus oryzae presenting as kerion in an immunocompetent child.Indian J Dermatol 2019;64:318-320


How to cite this URL:
Rao AG, Reddy VS, Aparna K, Haqqani R, Jagadevapuram K, Gupta S, Fathima K, Tejal M, Muppirala D. Zygomycosis of the scalp caused by Rhizopus oryzae presenting as kerion in an immunocompetent child. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 12 ];64:318-320
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