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Elephantine nose due to rhinoentomophthoromycosis Volume 16, issue 1, January-February 2006

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Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, JLN Hospital & Research Centre, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh State), India, Department of General Medicine, JLN Hospital & Research Centre, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh State), India, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, JLN Hospital & Research Centre, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh State), India

Rhinoentomophthoromycosis in an immunocompetent Indian male due to Basidiobolus species resulting in a huge (elephantine) nasal deformity, is reported. The diagnosis was done by demonstration of hyphae in direct tissue smear examination in potassium hydroxide, histopathological examination and by cultural characteristics. He showed an excellent response to oral potassium iodide solution.