Basidiobolomycosis - A Rare and Underdiagnosed Fungal Infection Mimicking Eosinophilic ColitisCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Siddhant Vijay Mathurvaishya,
6-3-661, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500082, Telangana, India.
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.
Basidiobolus ranarum, Itraconazole, Splendore hoeppli
Siddhant Vijay Mathurvaishya, Navneet Tiwari, Anuradha S Sekaran, Guduru Venkat Rao, Rebella Pradeep . BASIDIOBOLOMYCOSIS - A RARE AND UNDERDIAGNOSED FUNGAL INFECTION MIMICKING EOSINOPHILIC COLITIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 October [cited: 2018 Jan 17 ]; 11:PD13-PD15. Available from
Date of Submission: May 06, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jun 16, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 29, 2017
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2017
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