Primary Cutaneous Mucormycosis in a Beta-Thalassemia Patient
To the Editor,
Cutaneous Mucormycosis (CM) is among the known causes of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. The infection is caused by Zygomycetes, a member of the order of Mucorales. Cutaneous mucormycosis is the third most common form of this disease behind rhinocerebral and pulmonary forms .
Although mostly occurring in immunocompromised and diabetic patients, there are several reports of CM infection in the immunocompetent patients. The most common risk factor is breach in the skin barrier. Desferoxamine therapy is another risk factor for CM .
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