Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 248--250

Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis


Sarita Sasidharanpillai1, Najeeba Riyaz1, Nilambur K Supriya2, Karumathil P Aravindan2, Valiyaveettil Bindu1, Muhammedkutty Simin1, Geeta Govindaraj3 
1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sarita Sasidharanpillai
'Rohini', Girish Nagar, Nallalom PO, Kozhikode - 673 027, Kerala
India

Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis is a rare entity characterized by isolated defective immunity against candida infection. It manifests with resistant and relapsing superficial candida infection affecting skin, hair, nails, and mucosae. Although serious invasive disease is uncommon, this condition produces considerable morbidity in the affected. Long-term antifungal treatment is the preferred option. We report a 3½-year-old female child who presented with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis and who showed a gradual response to long-term treatment with itraconazole.


How to cite this article:
Sasidharanpillai S, Riyaz N, Supriya NK, Aravindan KP, Bindu V, Simin M, Govindaraj G. Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2018;19:248-250


How to cite this URL:
Sasidharanpillai S, Riyaz N, Supriya NK, Aravindan KP, Bindu V, Simin M, Govindaraj G. Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 25 ];19:248-250
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