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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-66

Entomophthoromycosis in a young child postcleft lip surgery: A rare case with diagnostic dilemma


1 Department of Pediatric Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pediatric Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Pathology, St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Shreya Rajashekar
Department of Pediatric Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.ijpd_44_21

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Entomophthoromycosis is a rare yet potentially life-threatening, chronic deep fungal infection affecting immunocompetent host, primarily children, and young adults. The infection commonly affects trauma-prone sites mainly extremities and trunk with regional lymph node involvement. We report a 1.5-year-old child with postcleft lip surgery presenting with painless swelling on the right side of the face for the past 4 months. Although culture showed no growth in our case, histopathological examination was diagnostic of entomophthoromycosis which aided the treatment. There was partial improvement in the size of the swelling with amphotericin B and a complete resolution with oral potassium iodide.


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