A CASE OF SUBCUTANEOUS
ZYGOMYCOSIS
CASE HISTORY:
8 month male brought with complaints of,
- Swelling in the right gluteal region for 6 months
- Short febrile...
On examination,
General examination – well thriving child, had pallor
Systemic examination was normal.
Local examination:
...
PROVISIONAL DIAGNOSIS:
GLUTEAL FIBROMATOSIS OF HIP
Investigations:
- Normal CBC except low Hb, CRP, RFT AND PT/PTT
- High ESR(70)
- Immunoglobulin profile normal except elev...
Multiple
abscesses with a
dense infiltrate of
neutrophils,
eosinophils and
lymphocytes.
There are several
epitheliod
granu...
Silver stain(GMS):
-Occasional giant cells
showing broad, aseptate
hyphae.
Imp:
Granulomatous inflammation of
fungal origin.
Culture on
sabaroud’s
agar
Culture:
 10%KOH – positive for fungal
elements
 Growth of basidiobolus ranarum
 Furrowed, h...
Treatment:
Oral Potassium iodide – not palatable
Oral itraconazole – 1 month
Swelling completely resolved after treatment
DISCUSSION
- Basidiobolomycosis - Subcutaneous
zygomycosis - Rhinoentomophthoromycosis
- Subcutaneous phycomycosis was first describe...
- Children, less often adolescents and rarely adults are
affected.
- Commonly occurs in previously healthy individuals.
- ...
- Fluctuant ,firm and non-tender swellings, on the extremities,
trunk and rarely other parts of the body.
- The risk facto...
- Histologically, Basidiobolomycosis is associated with
eosinophilic infiltration, which was also the case in our
patient....
TREATMENT:
- oral potassium iodide
- Oral Itraconazole
Duration:
21 days to 1 month
Other drugs:
- amphotericin B, cotrimo...
- First human culture-proven australian case of
entomophthoromycosis caused by Basidiobolus
ranarum Medical Mycology, Volu...
- Subcutaneous zygomycosis caused by
Basidiobolus haptosporus: presentation of a case
mimicking Burkitt's lymphoma.1982 Ma...
Conclusion:
- Youngest case reported so far
- Though a rare entity, easy to treat.
- Surgical debridement is not needed.
-...
THANK YOU
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Fungal granuloma andal

  1. 1. A CASE OF SUBCUTANEOUS ZYGOMYCOSIS
  2. 2. CASE HISTORY: 8 month male brought with complaints of, - Swelling in the right gluteal region for 6 months - Short febrile illness - No other associated symptoms - No history of any trauma or intramuscular injections in the past.
  3. 3. On examination, General examination – well thriving child, had pallor Systemic examination was normal. Local examination: Multiple firm to hard non-tender swellings each measuring 6X8 cm noted in the right gluteal region, with minimal skin tethering ,extending onto right inguinal region, normal overlying skin; no bony involvement
  4. 4. PROVISIONAL DIAGNOSIS: GLUTEAL FIBROMATOSIS OF HIP
  5. 5. Investigations: - Normal CBC except low Hb, CRP, RFT AND PT/PTT - High ESR(70) - Immunoglobulin profile normal except elevated IgE - HIV non reactive - Chest X ray and right thigh X ray were normal Treatment: - Symptomatic with oral antibiotics - Partial excision biopsy of the swelling
  6. 6. Multiple abscesses with a dense infiltrate of neutrophils, eosinophils and lymphocytes. There are several epitheliod granulomas with foreign body giant cells
  7. 7. Silver stain(GMS): -Occasional giant cells showing broad, aseptate hyphae.
  8. 8. Imp: Granulomatous inflammation of fungal origin.
  9. 9. Culture on sabaroud’s agar Culture:  10%KOH – positive for fungal elements  Growth of basidiobolus ranarum  Furrowed, heaped up, creamy brown colonies, after 3 days incubation 
  10. 10. Treatment: Oral Potassium iodide – not palatable Oral itraconazole – 1 month Swelling completely resolved after treatment
  11. 11. DISCUSSION
  12. 12. - Basidiobolomycosis - Subcutaneous zygomycosis - Rhinoentomophthoromycosis - Subcutaneous phycomycosis was first described in Indonesia in 1956. - It is the commonest clinical form of Basidiobolomycosis, and is endemic in South India - Organism is common in soil, decaying vegetable matter, and the gastrointestinal tracts of amphibians, reptiles, fish and bats.
  13. 13. - Children, less often adolescents and rarely adults are affected. - Commonly occurs in previously healthy individuals. - It can cause a variety of clinical manifestations including subcutaneous zygomycosis, gastrointestinal zygomycosis and occasionally an acute systemic illness. . - It is presumed that infection is acquired through exposure to B. ranarum following minor trauma to skin or insect bites.
  14. 14. - Fluctuant ,firm and non-tender swellings, on the extremities, trunk and rarely other parts of the body. - The risk factors associated with gastrointestinal zygomycosis are Protein calorie malnutrition, diarrhea, typhoid fever, and gastric or intestinal ulcers and amoebic colitis etc. may present with abdominal pain, leucocytosis and eosinophilia. - Gold standard diagnosis is histopathology and culture. - Demonstration of the fungal elements with fungal specific stains such as calcuofluor white or GMS is recommended
  15. 15. - Histologically, Basidiobolomycosis is associated with eosinophilic infiltration, which was also the case in our patient. - The other histological features are extensive dermal and subcutaneous fibrosis and large zygomatic hyphae without septae. Some may be surrounded by an eosinophilic material which is called as 'Splendore – Hoepplie' phenomenon. - Culture on Sabouraud's dextrose agar and lactophenol cotton blue wet mount confirmed the diagnosis of Basidiobolomycosis - It is known to produce several enzymes, e.g. lipase and proteases; immunological tests also available
  16. 16. TREATMENT: - oral potassium iodide - Oral Itraconazole Duration: 21 days to 1 month Other drugs: - amphotericin B, cotrimoxazole, ketoconazole, and fluconazole
  17. 17. - First human culture-proven australian case of entomophthoromycosis caused by Basidiobolus ranarum Medical Mycology, Volume 32, Issue 3 1994 , pages 225 – 230 - Subcutaneous Phycomycosis in a 18 months old female child,painless, non-tender swelling on the thigh.OJHAS Vol. 8, Issue 3: (2009 Jul-Sep) - A Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital from 1985 to 2001. Eight cases of entomophthoromycosis , five patients as subcutaneous zygomycosis, GI entomophthoromycosis and 2 rhinofacial zygomycosis. J Med Assoc Thai 2002;85:1089-94
  18. 18. - Subcutaneous zygomycosis caused by Basidiobolus haptosporus: presentation of a case mimicking Burkitt's lymphoma.1982 Mar;31(2):370- 3,pub med,inf.dis - Basidiobolomycosis: A rare case report, Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 26, No. 3, July-September, 2008, pp. 265-267 , AIIMS - KAPLAN, KEMMLER et al TEXTBOOK OF PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES. VOL II
  19. 19. Conclusion: - Youngest case reported so far - Though a rare entity, easy to treat. - Surgical debridement is not needed. - Complete resolution without any recurrence. - Atypical organisms or fungal infection in case of recurrence or persistence of the disease.
  20. 20. THANK YOU
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