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VOLUME 22 , ISSUE 5 ( 2018 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Primary cutaneous mucormycosis in a trauma patient with morel-lavallée lesion

Nidhi Bhatia, Tanvir Samra

Keywords : Amphotericin B, Morel-Lavallée lesions, primary cutaneous mucormycosis

Citation Information : Bhatia N, Samra T. Primary cutaneous mucormycosis in a trauma patient with morel-lavallée lesion. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (5):375-377.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_343_17

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Mucormycosis is an aggressive fungal infection caused by zygomycetes from the order of Mucorales. Immunocompromised patients or patients with comorbidities are susceptible to this infection. There are many forms of mucormycosis such as rhino-orbito-cerebral, cutaneous, gastrointestinal, and pulmonary. Cutaneous mucormycosis is rare in trauma patients with no comorbidities. Morel-Lavallée lesions are rare degloving injuries in trauma patients. We report a case of cutaneous mucormycosis in a trauma patient with the Morel-Lavallée lesions.


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