Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : April | Volume : 10 | Issue : 4 | Page : ND01 - ND02

Concurrent Infections of Conidiobolus Coronatus with Disseminated Tuberculosis Presenting as Bilateral Orbital Cellulitis ND01-ND02

Deepa John, Aparna Irodi, Joy Sarojini Michael

Correspondence
Dr. Deepa John,
Associate Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology, Schell Eye Hospital, Arni Road, Christian Medical College,
Vellore 632001, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: deeparebeccajohn@gmail.com

Zygomycetes species contains two orders of organisms that infect humans, namely Mucorales and Entomophthorales. Entomophthorales cause chronic infection in immunocompetent patients, invading subcutaneous tissues but are non-angioinvasive. This includes Basidiobolus ranarum, Conidiobolus incongruus and Conidiobolus coronatus. We report a case of disseminated tuberculosis with Conidiobolus coronatus infection presenting as orbital cellulitis in an adolescent.