Cutaneous mucormycosis of the upper extremity: A series of patients and review of the literature

Jin K. Chun, Michael Christy, Donald Rudikoff, Lester Silver

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Abstract

We present our experience with three cases of cutaneous mucormycosis involving the upper extremity. One patient was on long-term steroid therapy for polymyalgia rheumatica and myelodysplastic syndrome. A second patient had an advanced HIV infection. The third patient presented following a renal transplantation for which he was on immunosuppressive therapy. All three patients had wide local excision of the eschar and skin graft as immediate coverage or as a delayed reconstruction. Systemic Amphotericin B treatment was given for varying durations according to the recommendation of the infectious disease service. All skin grafts healed with full resolution of the infectious process, but one patient died of pneumonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Mucormycosis
Upper Extremity
Skin
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Transplants
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Amphotericin B
Immunosuppressive Agents
Kidney Transplantation
HIV Infections
Communicable Diseases
Pneumonia
Therapeutics
Steroids

Keywords

  • Amphotericin B
  • Cutaneous mucormycosis
  • Upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Cutaneous mucormycosis of the upper extremity : A series of patients and review of the literature. / Chun, Jin K.; Christy, Michael; Rudikoff, Donald; Silver, Lester.

In: European Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 27, No. 6, 01.12.2004, p. 291-294.

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Chun, Jin K. ; Christy, Michael ; Rudikoff, Donald ; Silver, Lester. / Cutaneous mucormycosis of the upper extremity : A series of patients and review of the literature. In: European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2004 ; Vol. 27, No. 6. pp. 291-294.
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