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A Neutropenic Child with a Purple Lesion on the Thigh

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Zygomycosis is an aggressive infection by an angioinvasive fungus seen in patients with defects in phagocytosis. We describe a neutropenic child with primary cutaneous Rhizopus infection presenting with a bull’s-eye appearance. The patient was treated with aggressive surgical debridement along with amphotericin B followed by skin grafting, with full recovery.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2007

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