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Cutaneous Mucormycosis—A Case Report
Fu-Sen Hsieh, Mark Ming-Long Hsu, J Yu-Yun Lee , Wen-Chieh Chen
Dermatol Sinica 22 : 53-58, 2004

Cutaneous mucormycosis is an uncommon fungal infection, occurring mainly in immunosuppressed and diabetic patients, leading to mortality if adequate treatment is delayed. It could also happen in normal healthy person after localized trauma. Here we report a case of cutaneous mucormycosis manifesting as a painful erythematous papule, rapidly progressing to necrotic ulcer with eschar formation. Treatment was initiated with extensive surgical debridement, intravenous amphotericin B, and oral itraconazole. No recurrence was found at 7 months follow-up.

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