Fungemia and Cutaneous Zygomycosis Due to Mucor circinelloides in an Intensive Care Unit Patient: Case Report and Review of Literature

DİZBAY M. , ADIŞEN E. , Kustimur S., Sari N., CENGİZ B. , Yalcin B., ...Daha Fazla

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.62, ss.146-148, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 62 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.146-148


Mucor spp. are rarely pathogenic in healthy adults, but can cause fatal infections in patients with immuosuppression and diabetes mellitus. Documented mucor fungemia is a very rare condition in the literature. We described a fungemia and cutaneous mucormycosis case due to Mucor circinelloides in an 83-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus who developed acute left frontoparietal infarctus while hospitalized in a neurological intensive care unit. The diagnosis was made based on the growth of fungi in the blood, skin biopsy cultures, and a histopathologic examination of the skin biopsy. The isolates were identified as M. circinelloides by molecular methods. This case is important in that it shows a case of cutaneous mucormycosis which developed after fungemia and provides a contribution to the literature regarding Mucor fungemia.