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September 1988

Conidiobolus coronatus Infection Treated With Ketoconazole

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology (Drs Towersey, Estrella, and Neves), and Departments of Medicine and Pathology (Dr Mendonça), Hospital Universitário Antonio Pedro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói (Brazil), and Mycology Division Hospital Evandro Chagas, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro (Dr Wanke), and the Mycology Division, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (Brazil) (Dr Londero).

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(9):1392-1396. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670090048010

• We describe a case of subcutaneous zygomycosis caused by Conidiobolus coronatus of six years' duration. Following treatment failure using potassium iodide, the patient responded with ketoconazole therapy. She remained well three years following therapy. Brazilian cases of subcutaneous infections caused by C coronatus and Basidiobolus ranarum are reviewed.

(Arch Dermatol 1988;124:1392-1396)

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