Subcutaneous fungal infection of the foot – a Case report

Rodrigues, Gabriel and Prabhu, Raghunath (2014) Subcutaneous fungal infection of the foot – a Case report. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute, 28 (1). pp. 109-110.

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Subcutaneous fungal infection is one of the various forms of fungal infection in which implantation of an organism occurs via trauma and primarily involves the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. Due to the depth of tissue involvement both medical and surgical intervention is required. We report a case of a 55-year-old female presenting with a swelling of the right foot, biopsy of which revealed a subcutaneous fungal infection. With oral antifungal administration, local excision, regular dressings followed by a split skin graft, this patient’s condition improved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fungal infection; female; excision; skin grafting.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 04:21
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2014 04:21

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