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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 500-502

Subcutaneous zygomycosis: A report of one case responding excellently to potassium iodide


1 Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pathology, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.164376

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Subcutaneous Zygomycosis is a rare opportunistic fungal infection caused by Basidiobolus ranarum. Though this entity is endemic in South India, limited numbers of cases have been reported from this part of the country. We report a case of subcutaneous zygomycosis in a 25 year old lady who presented with a nontender, firm to hard swelling over the upper-left arm. Finger was easily inserted below the indurated edge. Histopathology revealed suppurative granuloma with aseptate hyphae. Patient responded excellently to saturated solution of potassium iodide in subsequent visits.


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