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November 1978

Rhinophycomycosis Entomophthorae

Author Affiliations

From the Subsection of Dermatology (Drs Herstoff and McDonald) and the Section of Pathology (Dr Bogaars), Brown University, Providence, RI, and the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology, Roger Williams General Hospital, Providence, RI.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(11):1674-1678. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640230048013

• Rhinophycomycosis entomophthorae is a variant type of subcutaneous phycomycosis of the face that is caused by Entomophthora coronata. The case we describe was the first patient reported in the world literature, to our knowledge. His infection reappeared after an extended dormant period. Although his condition exhibited an early partial response to surgical and medical management, the condition became refractory to treatment.

(Arch Dermatol 114:1674-1678, 1978)

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