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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 401-403

Rhinoentomophthoromycosis: A rare case report

Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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S Agrawal
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.118866

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Entomophthoromycosis is chronic granulomatous fungal infection with varied presentation as subcutaneous,mucocutaneous and visceral infections. The majority of the subcutaneous infection caused by entomophthoralean fungi involves Basidiobolus spp, C. coronatus, or C. incongruous. A case of rhinoentomophthoromycosis in an immunocompetent male involving maxillary sinus and nose is presented. The patient was clinically diagnosed as malignancy of nose but microscopy and histopathology of the aspirate clinched the diagnosis. The patient responded to antifungal therepy.


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