Primary cutaneous mucormycosis in a premature infant: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Linder1998PrimaryCM,
  title={Primary cutaneous mucormycosis in a premature infant: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Nehama Linder and Nati Keller and Cenk Basil Huri and Jacob Kuint and A Goldshmidt-Reuven and Aviv Barzilai},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={35-8}
}
Mucormycosis is an uncommon infection caused by fungi of the order Mucorales, family Mucoraceae, and almost always occurs in individuals with predisposing factors such as diabetes mellitus, metabolic acidosis, or immunodeficiency states. Although mucormycosis is a rare infection in childhood, sporadic cases of skin infections have been described in young infants and older children; primary skin infection has been associated with multiple nosocomial outbreaks caused by contaminated elastic… CONTINUE READING