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Cutaneous Mucormycosis in a Renal Transplanted Man, Case Report and Review of Literature

AUTHORS

Sh Shokouhi 1 , M Moghadammi 2 , * , F Malekzad 3 , F Malekpour 4 , A Roodgari 5 , H Mirhashemi 6

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 Resident, Department of Infectious Diseases, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

6 Resident, Department of Surgery, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 8 (4); 183-187
Published Online: October 1, 2007
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 12, 2007
Accepted: August 2, 2007

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Abstract

Mucoromycosis is common term used to different clinical manifestation caused by fungi of order Mucorales. Almost always aggressive forms of infection manifest in immunocompromised hosts and several organs can be infected. We report the case of an immunocompromised patient with an aggressively progressing, painful non-traumatic ulceration and poorly responsive to standard treatment.

Keywords

Mucoromycosis, Immunocompromised.

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