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Mycopathologia

, Volume 164, Issue 4, pp 197–199 | Cite as

Primary cutaneous mucormycosis in an immunocompetent host

  • Wani Tehmeena
  • Wajahat Hussain
  • Haroon R. Zargar
  • Abdul Rashid Sheikh
  • Shabir Iqbal
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Abstract

Mucormycosis in immunocompetent hosts is rare, and is often related to trauma. We report a case of primary cutaneous mucormycosis in a 26 year old immunocompetent female due to Mucor species. A combination of Amphotericin B and surgical debridement completely eradicated the infection.

Keywords

Amphotericin B Broad aseptate hyphae Cutaneous mucormycosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wani Tehmeena
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wajahat Hussain
    • 1
  • Haroon R. Zargar
    • 3
  • Abdul Rashid Sheikh
    • 1
  • Shabir Iqbal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Plastic SurgerySKIMSSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.SrinagarIndia
  3. 3.Departments of Microbiology and Plastic SurgerySKIMSSrinagarIndia

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