Primary Cutaneous Mucormycosis Presenting as a Giant Plaque: Uncommon Presentation of a Rare Mycosis
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Mucormycosis is an uncommon systemic mycosis affecting the immunocompromised individuals. It is usually caused by organisms of the genera Rhizopus and Mucor, although rarely other organisms have also been implicated. Mycoses due to these angioinvasive fungi have an acute onset, rapidly progressive course with high mortality rate. A rare and less well known is the chronic subtype of primary cutaneous mucormycosis (PCM). Herein, we report a case of PCM clinically presenting as a chronic, giant destructive plaque in a young immunocompetent male and coin the term chronic granulomatous mucormycosis. A clinicopathological classification for cutaneous mucormycosis is also proposed.
KeywordsAcute necrotising mucormycosis Chronic granulomatous mucormycosis Contiguity mucormycosis Mucor irregularis Primary cutaneous mucormycosis Secondary cutaneous mucormycosis
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