A rare case of condiobolomycosis due to Conidiobolus coronatus presenting with dysphagia

Indian J Med Microbiol. 2021 Apr 20;S0255-0857(21)00052-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmmb.2021.03.022. Online ahead of print.


Conidiobolomycosis is a neglected tropical fungal infection involving the head and neck region. Here we report the first case of atypical conidiobolomycosis presenting with dysphagia and significant weight loss from Odisha, India. It was diagnosed by histopathology and fungal culture and was suscessfully treated with saturated solution of potassium iodide.

Keywords: Conidiobolomycosis; Conidiobolus coronatus; Dysphagia; Entomophthoromycosis; Mucorales; Neglected tropical mycosis.

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