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Bilateral breast enlargement due to Trichophyton rubrum

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi 74800, Pakistan.
The Breast (Impact Factor: 2.58). 05/2006; 15(2):263-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.breast.2005.04.008
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ABSTRACT Gynecomastia is the most common cause of breast enlargement in mates. Trichophyton rubrum is a common dermatophyte, is responsible for a variety of infections, and may rarely manifest as a dermatophytic pseudomycetorna. We report the case of a 52-year-old man who presented with progressive bilateral breast enlargement. This is the first reported case of bilateral breast pseudomycetorna due to T rubrum. Long-term antifungal therapy with itraconazole was successful. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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