A case of primary cutaneous mucormycosis caused by minor trauma

Ari Gelman, Rodrigo Valdes-Rodriguez, Siddharth Bhattacharyya, Gil Yosipovitch

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Abstract

We present the case of a 66-year-old neutropenic man with mantle-cell lymphoma who presented for evaluation of a rapidly expanding necrotic eschar after a minor cutaneous injury. Histopathology revealed infection with Rhizopus indicating primary cutaneous mucormycosis. Our case reviews the presentation and management of this condition as well highlights the potential for minor cutaneous injuries in the hospital to lead to this dangerous infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume21
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Mucormycosis
Skin
Wounds and Injuries
Mantle-Cell Lymphoma
Rhizopus
Infection

Keywords

  • Cutaneous mucormycosis
  • Mucormycosis
  • Zygomycetes
  • Zygomycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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A case of primary cutaneous mucormycosis caused by minor trauma. / Gelman, Ari; Valdes-Rodriguez, Rodrigo; Bhattacharyya, Siddharth; Yosipovitch, Gil.

In: Dermatology Online Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.01.2015.

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Gelman, A, Valdes-Rodriguez, R, Bhattacharyya, S & Yosipovitch, G 2015, 'A case of primary cutaneous mucormycosis caused by minor trauma', Dermatology Online Journal, vol. 21, no. 1.
Gelman, Ari ; Valdes-Rodriguez, Rodrigo ; Bhattacharyya, Siddharth ; Yosipovitch, Gil. / A case of primary cutaneous mucormycosis caused by minor trauma. In: Dermatology Online Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 21, No. 1.
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