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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 393-395

Conidiobolomycosis: A case report of rare fungal infection from the eastern India

Department of Dermatology, STM, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Somenath Sarkar
Department of Dermatology, STM, Kolkata, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.169715

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Conidiobolomycosis is a rare chronic subcutaneous mycosis of nose and paranasal sinuse predominately affects the middle age men in tropical countries. It is caused by a saprophytic fungus "Conodiobolus coronatus", which can survives in soils and dried vegetables for long period of time. C. coronatus belongs to the class Zygomycetes, order Entomophthorales. It is a fungus composed of thick- walled, short hyphae that grows at temperatures of 30 to 37 degrees C. Here we report a case of conidiobolomycosis in a 55- year- old farmer presented with a subcutaneous swelling over the left side of nose extending to left cheek.

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