Fulminant auricular mucormycosis in a diabetic patient

Fabio Muradás Girardi, Anderson Lima da Rocha, Mireille Angelo Bernardes Sousa, Michelle Virginia Eidt


Human mucormycosis is an atypical fungal infection that commonly affects the skin, but rarely the auricular region. A 32-year-old diabetic woman, agricultural worker, was admitted with swelling, redness and mild signs of epidermolysis of the left ear, associated with intense pain, facial paralysis and septic signs. The ear cellulitis evolved into necrosis of the same region on the following day. Surgical debridement was performed and antimycotic therapy was started with poor response. The patient died in 48h. Culture was confirmatory for Rhizopus sp.

Keywords: Mucormycosis; fungal infections; diabetes; Rhizopus


Mucormycosis; fungal infections; diabetes; Rhizopus

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