Conidiobolus infection is difficult to diagnose and treat. We report successful treatment of invasive conidiobolomycosis, only one third such report is in the literature, and the first case reported was on a burn survivor. Our patient is also the first case reported on an adult surviving conidiobolomycosis. This case illustrates that serum β-D-glucan (BDG) may be useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of invasive Conidiobolus infection, contrary to the misconception that Zygomycetes do not release detectable levels of BDG. Aggressive, surgical management and care in the burn unit can lead to successful treatment of this otherwise lethal infection.
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- Emergency Medicine