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Mycopathologia

, Volume 177, Issue 3–4, pp 187–192 | Cite as

Successful Treatment of a Necrotizing Fasciitis Patient Caused by Mucor indicus with Amphotericin B and Skin Grafting

  • Yijin Luo
  • Fanqin Zeng
  • Xiaowen Huang
  • Qun Li
  • Guozhen Tan
  • Liyan Xi
  • Changming Lu
  • Qing Guo
Article

Abstract

Cutaneous mucormycosis, an uncommon disease caused by Mucorales, predominantly occurs in immunocompromised host. The present case is a primary cutaneous mucormycosis due to Mucor indicus in an immunocompetent individual. It is with the features of necrotizing fasciitis over the right pretibial area. We are presenting this case owing to its rarity and the successful treatment with amphotericin B and skin grafting.

Keywords

Cutaneous mucormycosis Mucor indicus Amphotericin B 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by Scientific and technologic Foundation of Guangdong (Grant 2010B031600214 and 2010B080701086).

Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yijin Luo
    • 1
  • Fanqin Zeng
    • 1
  • Xiaowen Huang
    • 1
  • Qun Li
    • 1
  • Guozhen Tan
    • 1
  • Liyan Xi
    • 1
  • Changming Lu
    • 1
  • Qing Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial HospitalSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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