, Volume 172, Issue 3, pp 241-245

Zygomycosis Presenting a Major Clinical Challenge: Case Report on Rhizomucor pusillus Infection in a Stem-Cell-Transplant Recipient

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Abstract

Zygomycoses are opportunistic infections caused by the Mucorales fungi. They are typically seen in immunosuppressed patients. The incidence of zygomycosis cases seems to be increasing. We report on zygomycosis in a pediatric, female stem-cell-transplant recipient. This case report underlines the difficulty of taking care of patients with zygomycosis. In fungal infections of immunosuppressive patients on broad-coverage antibiotics, foci of skin necrosis are unique and typical for zygomycoses, and may be helpful in this challenging diagnosis.