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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0973-3922
Vol. 75, No. 6, 2009, pp. 596-599
Bioline Code: dv09203
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 75, No. 6, 2009, pp. 596-599

 en Cutaneous zygomycosis: A possible postoperative complication in immunocompetent individuals
Tilak, Ragini; Raina, Prabhat; Gupta, Sanjeev Kumar; Tilak, Vijai; Prakash, Pradyot & Gulati, Anil Kumar

Abstract

Fungi in the class of zygomycetes usually produce serious infections in diabetics and immunocompromised hosts. Cutaneous zygomycosis is a less common form, with an unpredictable extent of anatomical involvement and clinical course. Here, we report two cases of primary cutaneous zygomycosis as postoperative complications in otherwise healthy females. Zygomycosis was suspected and specimens from the surgical debridement were examined by microbiological and histopathological studies for confirming the clinical diagnosis. Rapid diagnosis, liposomal amphotericin B, and proper debridement of affected tissue are necessary to avoid a fatal outcome.

Keywords
Potassium hydroxide preparation, Cutaneous zygomycosis, Immunocompetent host, Rhizopus arrhizus

 
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