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CASE REPORT

A Rare Case of Rhinofacial Zygomycosis due to Conidiobolus Infection

Arunabha Chakravarti, Meenakshi Mishra

Keywords : Rhinofacial zygomycosis,Conidiobolus coronatus,Entomophthorales,Mucorales

Citation Information : Chakravarti A, Mishra M. A Rare Case of Rhinofacial Zygomycosis due to Conidiobolus Infection. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2014; 6 (2):65-67.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1155

Published Online: 01-08-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

Rhinofacial zygomycosis is the infection of subcutaneous tissues of maxillofacial region caused by zygomycetes class of fungi. It is commonly caused by the order mucorales and is acute and fulminant. Infections by the order entomophthorales are rare but indolent.

Case report

We report an unusual case of rhinofacial zygomycosis due to Conidiobolus coronatus of the order Entomophthorales in an immunocompetent adult male to highlight the clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. We treated the patient with multiple drugs, that is amphotericin-B, cotrimoxazole, and itraconazole along with endoscopic debridement of nasal polyps with excellent result.

Conclusion

Rhinofacial zygomycosis due to entomophthorales is rare but treatable condition. Appropriate histopathological diagnosis and a multipronged approach with timely medical as well as surgical management is the key to clinical cure.

How to cite this article

Chakravarti A, Mishra M. A Rare Case of Rhinofacial Zygomycosis due to Conidiobolus Infection. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2014;6(2):65-67.


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