1979
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.115.8.990
|View full text |Cite
|
Sign up to set email alerts
|

Cutaneous phycomycosis. Report of three cases with identification of Rhizopus

Abstract: Three cases of pustular and ulcerative cutaneous phycomycosis developed postoperatively in orthopedic patients following exposure to a contaiminated surgical adhesive (Elastoplast). A review of the pertinent literature revealed no other similar series of reported cases. The epidemiologic investigation of these cases is discussed. This experience demonstrates that with appropriate exposure, normal saprophytes can invade the skin in immunocompetent patients, producing active and invasive lesions.

Help me understand this report

Search citation statements

Order By: Relevance

Paper Sections

Select...
2
2

Citation Types

0
18
0

Year Published

1985
1985
2015
2015

Publication Types

Select...
6
1

Relationship

0
7

Authors

Journals

citations
Cited by 18 publications
(18 citation statements)
references
References 0 publications
0
18
0
Order By: Relevance
“…In addition, a few cases of mucormycosis in immunocompetent patients have also been reported. [1][2][3][4][5][6] However, most of these were cases of mucormycosis in traumatic wounds. 1,4.6 Reports of cutaneous mucormycosis in immunocompetent patients without trauma are extremely rare and usually have a fatal outcome.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In addition, a few cases of mucormycosis in immunocompetent patients have also been reported. [1][2][3][4][5][6] However, most of these were cases of mucormycosis in traumatic wounds. 1,4.6 Reports of cutaneous mucormycosis in immunocompetent patients without trauma are extremely rare and usually have a fatal outcome.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Other competent hosts have developed zygomycosis with Rhizopus, but invasive disease in these individuals has occurred following a disruption of the mucocutaneous barrier. Most of these cases involve underlying trauma (362,469) or surgical wound infections (52,168,191,286,292,423,461). It is also noteworthy that cases reported in immunologically normal patients occur in the setting of additional risk factors for developing zygomycosis such as antibiotic or steroid use (191,353,379).…”
Section: Mucorales Causing Zygomycosis In Humansmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…rhizopodiformis have been reported in association with the use of nonsterile adhesive bandages (52,168,191,234,279,292,423). Spores were either introduced directly into the surgical wound or introduced into the traumatized skin at the time of bandage removal.…”
Section: Mucorales Causing Zygomycosis In Humansmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Due to the possibility of in ternal dissemination from primary skin le sions 15 ' 21 , the disease must be promptly recog nized accordingly, and treated. In the case of ketoacidosis associated with rapidly progressi ve skin ulceration, the direct microscopical exa mination with potassium hidroxide is conclusi ve for treatment.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…10 . 15 and when the specific identification was possible, R. oryzae and R. rhizopodiformis were found n. 15 . Although we did not isolate any Mucorales from the dressings in our patient, the possibility that a contamination of the venous puncture site could occur cannot be ruled out.…”
mentioning
confidence: 99%