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Mycopathologia. 2018 Apr;183(2):445-449. doi: 10.1007/s11046-017-0219-4. Epub 2017 Oct 30.

Successful Treatment by Surgery of a Primary Cutaneous Mucormycosis Caused by Mucor irregularis.

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1
Department of Mycology, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing, China.
2
Department of Dermatology, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China.
3
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.
4
Department of Mycology, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing, China. liumyco@hotmail.com.

Abstract

We report a case of primary cutaneous mucormycosis caused by Mucor irregularis. A 66-year-old man was presented to our hospital with a history of gradually enlarging plaque on the right leg for about a year. The identification of pathogen based on the fungus morphology and DNA sequencing revealed M. irregularis as the responsible fungus for skin lesion. The lesion was removed incidentally by a surgery procedure, and no recrudescence was seen during a follow-up of 24-month observation.

KEYWORDS:

Mucor irregularis; Mucormycosis; Rhizomucor variabilis

PMID:
29086142
DOI:
10.1007/s11046-017-0219-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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