Severe Cutaneous Zygomycosis due to Basidiobolus Ranarum in a Young Infant
Article first published online: 9 SEP 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 121–123, January/February 2012
How to Cite
MENDIRATTA, V., KARMAKAR, S., JAIN, A. and JABEEN, M. (2012), Severe Cutaneous Zygomycosis due to Basidiobolus Ranarum in a Young Infant. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 121–123. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01476.x
- Issue published online: 18 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 9 SEP 2011
Abstract: Basidiobolomycosis classically presents as a noninflammatory, nonulcerated, nontender woody indurated mass without much contiguous spread. It is almost always seen in an immunocompetent host younger than 20. We report a case of a 9-month-old baby with a rapidly expanding malignant presentation of basidiobolomycosis with nonhealing ulcers and spread to underlying muscles, mimicking lymphoma. She responded poorly to itraconazole alone but showed dramatic improvement with a combination therapy of itraconazole and potassium iodide. The case also highlights an early acquisition of the infection at 1 month of age.