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A case of primary cutaneous mucormycosis caused by minor trauma

  • Author(s): Gelman, Ari
  • Valdes-Rodriguez, Rodrigo
  • Bhattacharyya, Siddharth
  • Yosipovitch, Gil
  • et al.
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We present the case of a 66-year-old neutropenic man with mantle-cell lymphoma who presented for evaluation of a rapidly expanding necrotic eschar after a minor cutaneous injury. Histopathology revealed infection with Rhizopus indicating primary cutaneous mucormycosis. Our case reviews the presentation and management of this condition as well highlights the potential for minor cutaneous injuries in the hospital to lead to this dangerous infection.

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