A 13-year-old girl presented with a three-month history of generalized blisters on her body following a traumatic injury to her leg with a piece of wood while farming. The lesions were hemorrhagic, itchy and tender on pressure. The patient was non-diabetic, non-leukemic, non-neutropenic, and not previously on immunosuppressive drugs, nor was there any evidence of immunosuppression. Culture and microscopic examination of scrapings from the skin lesions revealed growth of a Mucor spp. She was initially placed on potassium iodide and responded well for about a month, then relapsed. The patient was successfully treated with itraconazole monotherapy.
Mucormycosis, immunocompetent child, itraconazole monotherapy
YUSUF, EDIRIN OMORIGHO and ONYIRIUKA, ALPHONSUS NDIDI
"Subcutaneous Mucormycosis in an Immunocompetent Nigerian Child,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 39:
2, Article 24.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol39/iss2/24