Entomophthoromycosis in India--a 4-year study

Mycoses. Jan-Feb 1998;41(1-2):55-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.1998.tb00377.x.

Abstract

Ten cases of entomophthoromycosis encountered in a period of 4 years in Tamilnadu are reported. Basidiobolomycosis accounted for eight cases and was seen predominantly in children. Two cases of conidiobolomycosis were seen in elderly patients. Potassium iodide was the drug of choice in the treatment of entomophthoromycosis. All our patients, except one, responded with complete resolution of their lesions.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Entomophthora / growth & development
  • Entomophthora / isolation & purification*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India
  • Infant
  • Ketoconazole / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycoses / drug therapy
  • Mycoses / microbiology*
  • Mycoses / pathology
  • Potassium Iodide / administration & dosage
  • Potassium Iodide / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • Potassium Iodide
  • Ketoconazole