Case Repository| Volume 45, ISSUE 12, P1189.e1-1189.e5, December 2020

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Topical Treatment for Cutaneous Mucormycosis of the Upper Extremity

Published:March 23, 2020DOI:
      Mucormycosis is a relatively rare but extremely aggressive fungal infection that commonly affects patients who are compromised hosts. These infections typically come in various patterns: pulmonary, sinus, rhinocerebral, cerebral, cutaneous, or disseminated forms. Treatment usually consists of a combination of antifungal agents and surgical debridement, although morbidity and mortality are high. In this case report, we describe the course of a patient with a disseminated Mucor infection, primarily involving the upper extremities, who was successfully treated with topical and systemic antifungal agents without the need for surgical intervention.

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