mucormycosis

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Related to cutaneous mucormycosis: cutaneous blastomycosis, Mycobacterium chelonae

mucormycosis

[¦myü·kȯr‚mī′kō·səs]
(medicine)
An acute, usually fulminating fungus infection of humans caused by several genera of Mucorales, including Absidia, Rhizopus, and Mucor.
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Primary cutaneous mucormycosis complicating the use of adhesive tape to secure the endotracheal tube.
Kumar A, Khilnani GC, Aggarwal S et al: Primary cutaneous mucormycosis in an immunocompetent host: report of a case.
Cutaneous mucormycosis can result from inoculation of the spores into the skin from trauma or burns.
Multifocal cutaneous mucormycosis complicating polymicrobial wound infections in a tsunami survivor from Sri Lanka.
Some case reports that were recently published described less frequent infections, such as cutaneous mucormycosis (3) or unusual pathogens, such as Bacillus pseudomallei (2), outside the affected region.

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