August 13, 1973

Cutaneous Lesions in Disseminated Mucormycosis

Author Affiliations

From the Infectious Disease Service, departments of medicine (Drs. Meyer, Kaplan, and Armstrong) and pathology (Dr. Ong), Memorial Hospital and Cornell University Medical College, New York. Dr. Meyer is now with the Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, Md.

JAMA. 1973;225(7):737-738. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220340043014

The clinical course of a patient with acute granulocytic leukemia was complicated by disseminated mucormycosis, which initially appeared as indurated skin nodules and pneumonia. This is the first description of cutaneous vasculitis as a dermatologic manifestation of mucormycosis.