Subcutaneous mucormycosis caused by Saksenaea vasiformis in a thalassaemic child: first case report in Thailand.

@article{Tanphaichitr1990SubcutaneousMC,
  title={Subcutaneous mucormycosis caused by Saksenaea vasiformis in a thalassaemic child: first case report in Thailand.},
  author={Voravarn S. Tanphaichitr and Angkana Chaiprasert and Vinai Suvatte and Prayad Thasnakorn},
  journal={Mycoses},
  year={1990},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={303-9}
}
A first case of subcutaneous infection caused by Saksenaea vasiformis in an 11-year-old Thai thalassaemic boy was described. The specific diagnosis of infection was attained from microscopic demonstration of the causal agent as well as the isolation of the fungus. The patient was successfully treated by debridement of the lesion and parenteral amphotericin B. The predisposing factors, source of infection and regimen for treatment are discussed.