Case report on rhinofacial Conidiobolomycosis caused by Conidiobolus sp.
Keywords:conidiobolomycosis, entomophthoromycosis, zygomycosis, Conidiobolus coronatus, rhinofacial edema
Rhinofacial conidiobolomycosis is an uncommon chronic subcutaneous fungal infection in Thailand. This disease mainly affects the mucosa of the nares, nasal passages, sinus, nasopharynx, lip and mouth, causing disfigurement of the midline of the face and nasal obstruction. This article reported a 77-year-old male patient who presented with a nasal obstruction and progressive facial swelling. On histopathological examination of the tissue biopsy and fungal culture, it was determined that a patient was infected with Conidiobolus sp. The patient was successfully treated with a combination therapy of Itraconazole and Terbinafine for six months.
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