What are the signs and symptoms of cutaneous mucormycosis (zygomycosis)?

Updated: Jul 06, 2021
  • Author: Avnish Sandhu, DO; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Cutaneous disease manifests as cellulitis, which progresses to dermal necrosis and black eschar formation. The progressive black necrotic lesion of cutaneous mucormycosis reflects the vascular invasion characteristic of all forms of the disease.

Patients with skin disease may have had previous trauma or been exposed to contaminated medical equipment, such as bandages. [4, 5] Rare cases have occurred at catheter sites or insulin or illicit drug injection sites.


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