Zygomycosis as a Rare Cause of Surgical Site Infection: A Case Report and Review Literature

Authors

  • Parvathi M
  • Janardhana Rao K
  • Santa Rao G
  • Srinubabu K

Abstract

Zygomycosis is a rare invasive fungal infection seen most often in patients with haematological malignancies, particularly in the neutropenic phase[1]. Fungal infection causing surgical site infection is uncommon, of which yeast attributes predominant cause, followed by  aspergillosis. But zygomycosis manifesting as the surgical site infection is still very rare entity. The treatment of zygomycosis is multimodal, and consists of surgical debridement, use of antifungal drugs and reversal of underlying risk factors, if possible. We report a case of zygomycosis presenting as post-caesarean surgical site infection.

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2015-05-27

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