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June 1979

Rhizopus Surgical Wound Infection Associated With Elasticized Adhesive Tape Dressings

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Pathology, University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia.

Arch Surg. 1979;114(6):738-739. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370300092019

• We report a case of cutaneous Rhizopus infection associated with the use of an elasticized adhesive tape (Elastoplast) bandage over a surgical wound. At the present time, it is recommended that such dressings not be used on open wounds.

(Arch Surg 114:738-739, 1979)