Journal Article

Subcutaneous Phycomycosis—Fungal Infection Mimicking a Soft Tissue Tumor: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Sundeep Payyanur Thotan, Vijay Kumar, Ashish Gupta, Ashwin Mallya and Sadashiva Rao

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 56, issue 1, pages 65-66
Published in print February 2010 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online June 2009 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmp049
Subcutaneous Phycomycosis—Fungal Infection Mimicking a Soft Tissue Tumor: A Case Report and Review of Literature

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Subcutaneous phycomycosis is a rare fungal infection of the deeper layers of skin. We describe a representative case. A 10-year-old boy presented with a large swelling on the back of 3 months duration. Biopsy of the lesion confirmed the diagnosis of subcutaneous phycomycosis. There was complete resolution of the lesion after treatment with oral potassium iodide for 3 months.

Keywords: phycomycosis; Basidiobolus; potassium iodide

Journal Article.  655 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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