[Cutaneous mucormycosis in an immunocompromised patient].

  title={[Cutaneous mucormycosis in an immunocompromised patient].},
  author={F MarlisT{\"a}ger and C LuisZaror and D PilarMart{\'i}nez},
  journal={Revista chilena de infectologia : organo oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectologia},
  volume={29 1},
Mucormycosis is an increasingly emerging life-threatening infection and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with leukemia. We present the case of a 4-year-old boy with an acute lymphoblastic leukemia complicated by severe and prolonged neutropenia during induction chemotherapy, who developed cutaneous mucormycosis of the elbow. Direct microscopy with KOH and the histopathologic observation of the skin revealed fungal hyphae without septations. The cultures were positive… CONTINUE READING

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