Rhinofacial Zygomycosis Caused by Conidiobolus coronatus: A Case Report Including in Vitro Sensitivity to Antimycotic Agents

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  • 1 Division of Infectious Diseases
  • | * Provincial Laboratory of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A case of zygomycosis caused by Conidiobolus coronatus, occurring in a 31-year-old priest from the Ivory Coast, is reported. Lesions eventually resolved after 2½ years, during which the patient was variously treated with intravenous amphotericin B and miconazole as well as surgical resection. It is difficult to be certain which, if any, of these treatments contributed to resolution of lesions. A report of in vitro sensitivity data to a variety of antifungal agents is included.