International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Mycology Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021

Pediatric Basidiobolomycosis Case Reports in Makkah - Saudi Arabia

Hana S. Halabi | Asad H. Toonsi | Nimah J. Dhafar | Mohammad I. Qashgry | Khairiyah K. Alkafiyah | Hussain A. Alkhairy | Ahmed Abouissa

Abstract: Basidiobolomycosis is a rare disease caused by a fungus named Basidiobolus ranarum; an environmental saprophyte belongs to the Entomophthoraceae family of the Zygomycetes class.It is usually found in frogs, soil, decaying vegetables, and the gastrointestinal tracts of amphibians, reptiles, insects, bats, horses, and dogs. Patients with B. ranarum infection present with subcutaneousfat tissue infection involving the limbs, trunk or buttocks, gastrointestinal, retroperitoneal, or systemic lesions. It is mostly acquired after minor trauma to the skin or after insect bites.

Keywords: Basidiobolomycosis, Fungal Infection, Intestinal Fungal Infection, Pediatric Invasive Fungal Infection, Makkah Voriconazole Itraconazole

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 7, July 2021,

Pages: 1479 - 1484

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