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Year : 1984  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 245--248

Clinico-pathological study of subcutaneous phycomycosis

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Clinico-pathological features of seven patients of subcutaneous phycomycosis are described .The, ages of the patients ranged from 1 1/2 years to 6 years. Four patients were males and females.. The sites of involvement included leg, thigh, buttock, shoulder, upper arm, thorax and abdominal wall. Three patients had itching in the lesions and three patients were having fever. In five patients fungal elements were demonstrated on histopathological examination. The causative fungu, - Basidiobolus haptosporus was grown from four patients. All the seven patients responded to potassium iodide therapy.


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