Primary cutaneous mucormycosis in an immunocompetent patient.
BMJ Case Rep. 2016;2016
Authors: Paduraru M, Moreno-Sanz C, Olalla Gallardo JM
Mucormycosis is most common in immunocompromised patients, but it can also occur in healthy hosts, most frequently as primary cutaneous mucormycosis (PCM) and predominantly as a result of skin trauma. We present an uncommon case of PCM in a healthy, young man with no previous history of local trauma. Despite rapid progression of the infection, the patient was successfully treated through surgical intervention and by administering liposomal amphotericin B and posaconazole. He made a full recovery without the need for skin grafting.
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