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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 75  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 596--599

Cutaneous zygomycosis: A possible postoperative complication in immunocompetent individuals


1 Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, India
3 Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ragini Tilak
Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.57722

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Fungi in the class of zygomycetes usually produce serious infections in diabetics and immunocompromised hosts. Cutaneous zygomycosis is a less common form, with an unpredictable extent of anatomical involvement and clinical course. Here, we report two cases of primary cutaneous zygomycosis as postoperative complications in otherwise healthy females. Zygomycosis was suspected and specimens from the surgical debridement were examined by microbiological and histopathological studies for confirming the clinical diagnosis. Rapid diagnosis, liposomal amphotericin B, and proper debridement of affected tissue are necessary to avoid a fatal outcome.






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