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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Here, we described an AIDS patient with cutaneous mucormycosis due to R.
In addition, we argue that the herpetic lesions led to tissue ischemia and acted as a possible portal of entry and a contributing factor to the cutaneous mucormycosis superinfection.
Cutaneous mucormycosis is a rare infection caused by fungi of the order Mucorales, which typically are found in soil and decaying wood and other organic matter.
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.
We report a case of P boydii pneumonia with a simultaneous brain lesion and cutaneous mucormycosis in a near drowning patient.
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.
Cutaneous mucormycosis is an uncommon, life-threatening, opportunistic fungal infection that is a distinctly different entity from the more frequent although still uncommon rhinocerebral form that is better known to otolaryngologists.

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