Fulminant auricular mucormycosis in a diabetic patient

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Girardi, Fabio Muradás; da Rocha, Anderson Lima; Sousa, Mireille Angelo Bernardes; Eidt, Michelle Virginia;
  • Publisher: Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre ; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Journal: Clinical and Biomedical Research (issn: 0101-5575, eissn: 2357-9730)
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  • Subject: Rhizopus | Mucormycosis; fungal infections; diabetes; Rhizopus | R | Medicine; Biology; | Medicine | Mycology | Mucormycosis | diabetes | fungal infections

Human mucormycosis is an atypical fungal infection that commonly affects the skin, but rarely the auricular region. A 32-year-old diabetic woman, agricultural worker, was admitted with swelling, redness and mild signs of epidermolysis of the left ear, associated with in... View more
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