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Cutaneous mucormycosis with subsequent visceral dissemination in a child with neutropenia: a case report and review of the pediatric literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9039214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary cutaneous mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic fungal infection that is usually limited to the skin. We describe a primary cutaneous Rhizopus infection occurring at a site occluded by a sterile adhesive dressing in which the disease was viscerally disseminated at the time fo diagnosis. Mucormycosis should be considered in all ecthyma-like lesions in immunocompromised patients. It may be rapidly diagnosed by examination of hematoxylin-eosin and PAS-stained sections of the eschar base and a culture of a leading edge tissue aspirate. We review 21 cases of primary cutaneous mucormycosis in children and compare them with the present case.
F Wirth; R Perry; A Eskenazi; R Schwalbe; G Kao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-06     Completed Date:  1997-03-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  336-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Lung Diseases, Fungal / etiology,  radiography
Mucormycosis / etiology*
Neutropenia / etiology*
Phlebotomy / adverse effects*
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / complications*
Splenic Diseases / etiology,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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