Subcutaneous Phycomycosis: Report of the First Case Observed in Colombia, South America

Summary

A case of subcutaneous phycomycosis (rhinophycomycosis) due to Entomophthora coronata is reported. The patient, a Negro woman from Colombia, had marked facial edema as well as numerous subcutaneous nodules. She was treated with amphotericin B, and her condition improved. It is the first case observed in Colombia, South America.

Author Notes

Department of Microbiology, University of Antioquía, Medellín, Colombia, South America.

Kansas City Field Station, Communicable Disease Center, Public Health Service, U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Kansas City, Kansas.

Department of Pathology, University of Antioquía, Medellín, Colombia, South America.

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Antioquía, Medellín, Colombia, South America.

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