Cutaneous Mucormycosis Following Trauma at the Surgical Site: A Rare Case
International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports,
Mucormycosis is a highly aggressive fungal infection caused by Zygomycetes, belonging to the subphylum Mucormycotina in the order Mucorales. This infection commonly presents an aggressive and rapid course and typically affects immunocompromised patients. Mucormycosis can manifest in different clinical patterns and locations. Although the correct diagnosis is often difficult, early identification is essential for patient survival. Several clinical forms of mucormycosis are recognised. Cutaneous mucormycosis is less common than other clinical forms, but potentially lethal if treatment is not rapid. Tissue examination by histopathology and culture confirms the fungal infection. Standard treatment includes antifungal therapies associated with surgical debridement. We report a case of postoperative cutaneous mucormycosis followed by trauma with lethal outcome.
- aggressive fungal infection
- cutaneous mucormycosis
- lethal outcome.
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