Disseminated infection with Conidiobolus incongruus

Sabouraudia. 1983 Dec;21(4):323-30.

Abstract

The first fatal case of disseminated infection due to Conidiobolus incongruus is reported. The patient presented with a subcutaneous mass, febrility, weight loss, cough and hemoptysis. Histological examination of skin and subcutaneous tissue, lung, lymph nodes, esophagus, liver and jejunum showed a granulomatous reaction with bright eosinophilic amorphous material and broad hyphae. A fungus cultured from skin and subcutaneous tissue was identified as Conidiobolus incongruus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma / pathology
  • Esophagus / pathology
  • Female
  • Fungi / cytology
  • Fungi / isolation & purification*
  • Fungi / physiology
  • Humans
  • Liver / pathology
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lymph Nodes / pathology
  • Mycoses / microbiology*
  • Mycoses / pathology
  • Skin / microbiology*