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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-121

Rhinoentomophthoromycosis in Northern Nigeria: Report of two cases

1 Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

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Dr. Iliyasu Yunusa Shuaibu
Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria
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DOI: 10.4103/2384-5147.184380

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Rhinoentomophthoromycosis is a rare granulomatous disease restricted to the nose and its surrounding tissues. The disease occurs mostly in tropical rainforest of Africa, India, South and Central America, and South East Asia. Etiological diagnosis of the disease may be difficult because the fungal element is rarely found in the tissue and if present may be fragmented. Two cases of managed subcutaneous zygomycosis (rhinoentomophthoromycosis) from the Savannah region of Northern Nigeria are presented. A review of clinical presentation, investigations, and treatments outcome are described. High index of suspicion is required so that treatment can be started early to avoid attendant consequences and improve the outcome.

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