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Rhinofacial Conidiobolus coronatus Infection Presenting with Nasal Enlargement


Fischer, N; Ruef, C; Ebnöther, C; Bächli, E B (2008). Rhinofacial Conidiobolus coronatus Infection Presenting with Nasal Enlargement. Infection, 36(6):594-596.

Abstract

Rhinofacial Conidiobolus coronatus infection is a rare form of zygomycosis in humans living in the northern hemispheres. Most human cases are observed in the periequatorial areas of Africa, Asia, or South America. Only limited information regarding optimal treatment is available. We report a case of rhinofacial C. coronatus infection in an emigrated Sudanese patient. The infection was successfully treated with terbinafin and itraconazole for 12 months. Diagnosis was confirmed by microbiological culture from a tissue biopsy. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of this organism was not predictive of optimal therapy.

Abstract

Rhinofacial Conidiobolus coronatus infection is a rare form of zygomycosis in humans living in the northern hemispheres. Most human cases are observed in the periequatorial areas of Africa, Asia, or South America. Only limited information regarding optimal treatment is available. We report a case of rhinofacial C. coronatus infection in an emigrated Sudanese patient. The infection was successfully treated with terbinafin and itraconazole for 12 months. Diagnosis was confirmed by microbiological culture from a tissue biopsy. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of this organism was not predictive of optimal therapy.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:December 2008
Deposited On:27 Jan 2009 11:57
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 17:14
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0300-8126
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s15010-008-8056-5
PubMed ID:18998052

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