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Primary cutaneous mucormycosis in an immunocompetent patient
  1. Mihai Paduraru1,
  2. Carlos Moreno-Sanz2,
  3. Jose Maria Olalla Gallardo3
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, General Hospital of Tomelloso, Tomelloso, Spain
  2. 2Cirugia General y Digestiva, Hospital La Mancha Centro, Alcazar de San Juan, Spain
  3. 3Hospital La Mancha Centro, Alcazar de San Juan, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Mihai Paduraru, paduraru_mihai{at}


Mucormycosis is most common in immunocompromised patients, but it can also occur in healthy hosts, most frequently as primary cutaneous mucormycosis (PCM) and predominantly as a result of skin trauma. We present an uncommon case of PCM in a healthy, young man with no previous history of local trauma. Despite rapid progression of the infection, the patient was successfully treated through surgical intervention and by administering liposomal amphotericin B and posaconazole. He made a full recovery without the need for skin grafting.

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