Title

Invasive retroperitoneal infection due to basidiobolus ranarum with response to potassium lodide: Case report and review of the literature

Document Type

Report

Department

Paediatric Surgery; Pathology and Microbiology; Surgery

Abstract

We report a case of invasive retroperitoneal zygomycotic infection caused by Basidiobolus ranarum in a healthy 8-year-old boy. The youngster responded dramatically to potassium iodide. The clinical and pathological features are reviewed to highlight the problems encountered in the management of this rare infection.

Publication

Annals of Tropical Paediatrics

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