Entomophthoromycosis caused by Conidiobolus coronatus: clinicomycological study of a case-India

Mukhopadhyay D, Ghosh LM, Thammayya A, Sanyal M.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical College & Hospitals, Calcutta, India.

A case of midfacial swelling in a middle aged woman proved to be caused by a fungus Conidiobolus coronatus has been reported. It is a very rare condition and the knowledge of this fungus affecting the rhinofacial region in human started since 1965 only. These cases pose diagnostic problem. The treatment with the combination of ketoconazole and the saturated solution of potassium iodide was effective for this fungal infection.