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The surgical correction of residual facial disfigurement produced by rhinophycomycosis entomophthorae: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3967119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rhinophycomycosis entomophthorae is a rare tropical granulomatous infection caused by the fungal organism Entomophthora coronata. The disease arises as a submucosal granuloma, usually in the region of the inferior turbinate, spreads centrifugally to involve the nasal sinuses, alae nasae, upper lip, forehead and cheeks and may produce extensive facial deformity. The response to medical treatment with potassium iodide or co-trimoxazole is variable. We wish to report a case in which staged surgical correction of the sequelae of the disease produced a significant improvement in the facial appearance.
T Davidson; R Sanders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of plastic surgery     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0007-1226     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1985 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-04     Completed Date:  1985-03-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984714R     Medline TA:  Br J Plast Surg     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dermatomycoses / surgery*
Eyelid Diseases / surgery
Facial Dermatoses / surgery*
Lip Diseases / surgery
Nose Diseases / surgery
Surgery, Plastic

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