Entomophthoramycosis


This is a chrinic localized subcutaneous fungal infectiontaht originates in the nasal mucosa and spreads painlessly to the adjacent subcutaneous tissue of the face. This rare infection is seen in healthy individuals, but its progressive nature can lead to severe facial disfigurement. The agent is Conidiobolus coronatus. This disease is most common in West Africa, in particular, Nigeria, but cases have also been reported from India, and from South and Central America.

 

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