An extremely preterm neonate developed a progressively worsening right axillary ulcerative lesion at the previous site of a temperature probe. Despite treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotic and antifungal therapy, the lesion worsened and required extensive surgical debridement. Histologic examination of the debrided tissue demonstrated the presence of invasive mucormycosis. With prompt surgical intervention and proper antifungal therapy, the patient survived. Here we present a unique case of invasive cutaneous mucormycosis in a preterm neonate, along with a review of the current literature on this rare infection.
- Cutaneous mucormycosis
- Preterm neonate
- Surgical resection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health