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Subcutaneous Phycomycosis in a Child

By MR Naniwadekar, SV Jagtap, BP Nikam and KD Sanghavi

Abstract

Subcutaneous phycomycosis is a rare entity. We hereby report a case of subcutaneous phycomycosis in 18 months old female child who presented with a painless, non-tender swelling on the thigh. Skin biopsy showed eosinophilic granuloma lying deep in the subcutaneous tissue, with sparse hyphae. Culture on Sabouraud's dextrose agar showed characteristic colonies. Patient was started on oral potassium iodide. The swelling was completely resolved after one month of treatment

Topics: Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Publisher: Dr. BS Kakkilaya
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:6961

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