Rhizopus arrhizus Invasive Infection due to Self-Inflicted Scratch Injuries in a Diabetic Patient with Non-ketotic Acidosis.
- Luis Buzón Martín,
- Miguel Ángel Morán Rodríguez,
- Nicole Mercier,
- Maria Ortega Lafont,
- Eva Ojeda Fernández,
- Ana Ruiz de la Parte,
- Miguel Estefanía
Mycopathologia 2017 Jun 23. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
Hospital Universitario de Burgos, Burgos, Spain.
Mucormycosis is a rare infection caused by members included in the subphylum Mucoromycotina. Characterized by the histopathological hallmark of angioinvasion, these infections affect most often patients with certain underlying conditions carrying immunosuppression (haematological neoplasias, diabetic ketoacidosis and other forms of acidosis, and iron overload) or immunocompetent patients with traumatic mucocutaneous barriers breakdown and direct inoculation of the mould. A case is presented in which a rare underlying condition (non-ketotic acidosis) and a rare cause of cutaneous injuries collide. Read More