Mucormycosis after open fracture injury.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An 18-year-old woman (a former intravenous drug abuser) sustained open tibial plateau and shaft fractures, followed by cellulitis and a wound infection caused by a Rhizopus species, which is a fungus of the class Mucorales. The patient responded to surgical debridement and a prolonged course of amphotericin B. No lymphocyte abnormality or other host immune defect could be demonstrated in this patient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Venezio, FR; Sexton, DJ; Forsythe, R; Williams, M; Reisberg, B

Published Date

  • December 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1516 - 1517

PubMed ID

  • 4071184

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-198512000-00028


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States