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

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : October | Volume : 11 | Issue : 10 | Page : PD13 - PD15

Basidiobolomycosis - A Rare and Underdiagnosed Fungal Infection Mimicking Eosinophilic Colitis PD13-PD15

Siddhant Vijay Mathurvaishya, Navneet Tiwari, Anuradha S Sekaran, Guduru Venkat Rao, Rebella Pradeep

Correspondence
Dr. Siddhant Vijay Mathurvaishya,
6-3-661, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500082, Telangana, India.
E-mail: mathur.siddhant@gmail.com

Basidiobolomycosis is a rare fungal disorder mostly restricted to the arid regions of US and the middle-eastern countries. We report an unusual case of this rare infection of the colon in a 45-year immunocompetent male with a rare fungus Basidiobolus ranarum managed successfully with surgery and antifungals. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of gastrointestinal infection with B. ranarum in an immunocompetent individual, reported from India.