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Mastoid infection caused by entomophthorales: a rare fungal disease

  • A A Arya (a1), C Naik (a1), S Desmukh (a2), S V Babanagare (a2) and P Muntode (a1)...

Abstract

Objective:

To report an unusual case of fungal mastoiditis caused by entomophthorales in an immunocompetent patient, and its management.

Method:

Case report with a review of the literature.

Case report:

A 13-year-old girl presented to us with a mastoid abscess. Entomophthoromycotic infection of the mastoid was diagnosed on histopathological examination, and subsequently treated with surgical debridement and amphotericin B injection.

Conclusion:

This is the first reported case of mastoid abscess secondary to entomophthoromycosis. Early detection and treatment contributed to this patient's good outcome.

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Corresponding author

Address for correspondence: Dr Chetana Naik, Associate Professor, Department of ENT, Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Narhe, Pune 411041, Maharashtra, India Fax: (+91) (20)24393884 E-mail: drchetana71@gmail.com

References

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1Vianna, LM, de Lacerda, MV, de Moraes, MA. Case report of subcutaneous entomophthoromycosis with retroperitoneal invasion. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical 2005;38:348–50
2Krishnan, SG, Sentamilselvi, G, Kamalam, A, Das, KA, Janaki, C. Entomophthoromycosis in India – a 4 year study. Mycoses 1998;41:55–8
3Dawood, AA, Al-Ahmed, NS, Hussainy, AM. Gangrenous cutaneous mucormycosis of the anterior chest wall. Kuwait Medical Journal 2003;35:137–9
4Martinson, FD. Clinical epidemiological and therapeutic aspects of entomophthoromycosis. Ann Soc Belg Med Trop 1972;52:329–42

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Mastoid infection caused by entomophthorales: a rare fungal disease

  • A A Arya (a1), C Naik (a1), S Desmukh (a2), S V Babanagare (a2) and P Muntode (a1)...

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