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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 229-231

Subcutaneous phycomycosis involving the anterior abdominal wall in an immunocompetent boy successfully treated with potassium iodide

Department of Dermatology, SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar, Telangana, India

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Dr. Angoori Gnaneshwar Rao
Department of Dermatology, SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_17_19

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Subcutaneous phycomycosis is a chronic deep fungal infection caused by Basidiobolus ranarum, which usually occurs in children, predominantly affecting males. Herein, we report subcutaneous phycomycosis in a 3-year-old boy who presented with a gradually progressive painless swelling over the anterior abdomen of 20-day duration. Lesional biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of subcutaneous phycomycosis which revealed multiple well-defined granulomas composed of histiocytes, epithelioid cells, and multinucleate giant cells with broad nonseptate hyphae stained with Gomori methenamine silver stain. The child was managed with a saturated solution of potassium iodide which completely melted the swelling.

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