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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-54

A case of subcutaneous zygomycosis


Department of Microbiology, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Usha Rani Anaparthy
Department of Microbiology, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.126033

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Zygomycosis is an acute or chronic infection caused by several fungal agents belonging to the phylum Zygomycota. These are saprophytic fungi and are found ubiquitously in the environment. These are emerging highly opportunistic pathogenic organisms. Basidiobolus ranarum (B. haptosporus, B. meristoporus) is a fungus belonging to the order Entomophthorales under the family Zygomycota. Basidiobolomycosis is a predominantly subcutaneous infection involving the trunk and limbs in immunocompetent hosts. We hereby report a case of Basidiobolomycosis from the Department of Microbiology, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada in a 6 month old child who presented to us with a painless swelling over her left knee following an insect bite.


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