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Indian J Surg. 2010 Jul;72(Suppl 1):306-8. doi: 10.1007/s12262-010-0080-x. Epub 2010 Oct 20.

Primary mucormycosis of abdominal wall: A rare fungal infection in a immunocompetent patient.

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  • 1Department of General Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Mucormycosis of the anterior abdominal wall is an uncommon disease and it is very rare to find this disease in immunocompetent, non-diabetic patients which usually affects patients with trauma, with contaminated wounds, patients with underlying malignancies or patients with immunocompromised state, e.g., diabetics. We herein report a case of primary cutaneous mucormycosis in an immunocompetent and non-diabetic patient. Our patient was a 48-year-old female, executive by profession. She was diagnosed to have cutaneous mucormycosis of the anterior abdominal wall, and was managed with multiple debridements of the wound and intravenous amphotericin B therapy. She was administered a total of 1500 mg of liposomal amphotericin B and when fully healed, split skin grafting was done. We would like to emphasize the importance of high index of suspicion and early start of therapy in a condition with high rate of mortality.

KEYWORDS:

Abdominal wall; Immunocompetent; Mucormycosis

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