Downie, Mallory L., Alghounaim, Mohammad, Davidge, Kristen M., Yau, Yvonne, Walsh, Thomas J., Pope, Elena, Somers, Gino R., Waters, Valerie, and Robinson, Lisa A.
Transplantation, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Renal transplant, Mucormycosis, medicine.disease, medicine, Surgical excision, Cutaneous mucormycosis, Full recovery, Kidney transplantation, business.industry, business, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Antifungal, and medicine.drug_class
Mucormycosis is a rare and potentially life-threatening infection, typically affecting immunocompromised hosts. We report a case of an adolescent boy who developed primary isolated cutaneous mucormycosis in the early period following kidney transplantation. Surgical excision was performed using intraoperative fungal staining to obtain clear margins, followed by topical and systemic antifungal therapy. A skin graft was then applied to the excised area with good healing, and the patient made a full recovery.