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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 205-206

Subcutaneous zygomycosis caused by basidiobolus ranarum - A case report


1 Departments of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006, India
2 Departments of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006, India

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Departments of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006
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Subcutaneous zygomycosis caused by Basidiobolus ranarum is endemic in South India .The present report is of an agricultural labourer who presented with a painless swelling of the left thigh. Culture of the affected tissue yielded B. ranarum. The swelling completely subsided with oral potassium iodide.






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