Successful treatment of cutaneous mucormycosis in a young diabetic with end-stage renal disease using combination systemic antifungal agents

  • Anneli Korb
  • Petronella Hendrina Sonnekus
Keywords: cutaneous mucormycosis, diabetic, echinocandin, fungal, liposomal amphotericin-B, Mucorales, polyene-caspofungin combination, posaconazole

Abstract

This article reports successful eradication of isolated cutaneous mucormycosis in a young poorly controlled type 1 diabetic patient with end-stage renal disease using a combination of systemic antifungal agents and aggressive surgical debridement.

Author Biographies

Anneli Korb
MBChB (UFS), FCP (SA), DipPEC (SA), Mmed (Int Med) (Wits) Specialist Physician Private Practice
Petronella Hendrina Sonnekus
MBChB (UFS), FCP (SA), DA (SA), Mmed (Int Med) (UFS) Specialist Physician Private Practice
Published
2015-05-22
Section
Case Study