A Case of Mucormycosis Presented with Oral Ulcers


Basak P. Y. , SESLİ ÇETİN E., Yetkin H., Akkaya V. B.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.43, no.2, pp.70-72, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-72
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A 62-year-old male patient suffering from oral ulcers and painful throat with pancytopenia was diagnosed as acute myeloid leukemia. Because of uncontrolled fever despite antibiotherapy and that Rhizopus spp. was identified from oral lesions, amphotericin B was added to treatment for two weeks. Oral lesions were completely cleared thereafter and this case was presented to point out that mucormycosis must be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of oral mucosal lesions in patients with immunosuppression as well as it is a rare disease with high mortality. (Turkderm 2009; 43: 70-2)