Rhinoentomophthoromycosis: Rarity revisited

May 31, 2010
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Abstract

We describe a case of rhinoentomophthoromycosis, also known as rhinophycomycosis, in an Indian man hailing from the tropical northern region of the country. The patient presented with subcutaneous swelling in the midline of the forehead, dorsum of the nose, adjoining cheek area (more on the right side), philtrum, and upper lip. Biopsy taken from the right nostril area revealed nasofacial phycomycosis. The patient was treated successfully with itraconazole, 200 mg twice daily, and potasssium iodide, 5 drops in fruit juice three times daily.

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