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August 1977

Cutaneous InfarctionManifestation of Disseminated Mucormycosis

Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric Oncology, Pathology, and Dermatology Branches of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(8):1075-1076. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640080077012

• We describe the second reported case of cutaneous infarction as a manifestation of disseminated mucormycosis. The lesion, which closely resembled ecthyma gangrenosum, occurred in a leukemic patient who was on a regimen of broad-spectrum antibiotics. In this case as in the only other reported case, Mucor pusillus was the cause.

(Arch Dermatol 113:1075-1076, 1977)