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Friday 01 July 2005

Case report of subcutaneous entomophthoromycosis with retroperitoneal invasion.

By: Vianna LM, de Lacerda MV, de Moraes MA.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2005 Jul-Aug;38(4):348-50

The authors describe a case of entomophthoromycosis in a previously healthy patient, who presented with an abscess in the right buttock. After surgical drainage it evolved into a retroperitoneal tumor. The patient improved clinically after resection of the mass and ketoconazole treatment. The histopathological analysis showed the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon, suggesting Basidiobolus ranarum infection, a zygomycosis generally restricted to the subcutaneous tissue, with rare gastrointestinal involvement.

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