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Invasive synergistic fungal infection after motor vehicle collision.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12661747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary invasive fungal infections occur after direct contact or direct inoculation of the skin with fungal spores. Rhizopus species and Aspergillus terreus are opportunistic fungal species that rarely cause disease in immunocompetent hosts. In susceptible patients, infection may progress rapidly. Aggressive surgical debridement and use of systemic antimycotic agents may successfully control disease and prevent systemic dissemination. We describe the case of a patient with a scalp infection, caused by Rhizopus species and A. terreus, that occurred after contact with pavement during a motor vehicle collision. Control was achieved with repeated debridement and use of systemic antifungal therapy.
Michael Jude Welsch; Charles M Moon; Dirk M Elston; Paula Vogel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-28     Completed Date:  2003-06-10     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic*
Aspergillosis / microbiology,  pathology*,  therapy*
Aspergillus / isolation & purification
Middle Aged
Mucormycosis / microbiology,  pathology*,  therapy*
Rhizopus / isolation & purification
Scalp Dermatoses / microbiology,  pathology*,  therapy*

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