Disseminated Basidiobolomycosis in an Immunocompetent Woman

Caterina Bigliazzi, Venerino Poletti, Davide Dell'Amore, Luca Saragoni, Thomas V. Colby

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Abstract

Basidiobolomycosis is a chronic subcutaneous infection of the trunk and limbs due to Basidiobolus ranarum. The disease is well known in tropical areas, although recent cases of gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis have also been reported in Arizona. We describe a young immunocompetent women who had presented with eosinophilia and lung infiltrates. She subsequently died, and diagnosis of disseminated basidiobolomycosis was made on the basis of histological features at autopsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1367-1369
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Bigliazzi, C., Poletti, V., Dell'Amore, D., Saragoni, L., & Colby, T. V. (2004). Disseminated Basidiobolomycosis in an Immunocompetent Woman. Journal of clinical microbiology, 42(3), 1367-1369. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.42.3.1367-1369.2004