3 years ago

Disfiguring facial mycoses- a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge

L S M Sigera, B S D N Keragala, G H D C Janappriya, B S Dissanayake, B Thanushah, P I Jayasekera, C N Gunasekera, V Shanmuhathas, P D Liyanagama
Some fungal infections may lead to devastating destruction of face, sometimes followed by fatal consequences. Conidiobolus coronatus is a rare, but serious emerging fungal pathogen of humans, causing Conidiobolomycosis, commonly infecting nasal mucosa and with potential to extend to involve vital structures such as brain and eyes. Treatment of this infection is extremely difficult and can cause significant disfiguring sequale, unless aggressively treated. We illustrate an interesting case, encountered within a short space of time affected by such infections and emphasize the need for thorough evaluation, investigation and aggressive initial treatment to achieve a good clinical response. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/jdv.14670

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