Cutaneous infarction. Manifestation of disseminated mucormycosis

Arch Dermatol. 1977 Aug;113(8):1075-6. doi: 10.1001/archderm.113.8.1075.


We describe the second reported case of cutaneous infarction as a manifestation of disseminated mucormycosis. The lesion, which closely resembled ecthyma gangrenosum, occurred in a leukemic patient who was on a regimen of broad-spectrum antibiotics. In this case as in the only other reported case, Mucor pusillus was the cause.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Autopsy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infarction / complications
  • Infarction / etiology*
  • Leukemia, Lymphoid / complications
  • Leukemia, Lymphoid / therapy
  • Mucormycosis* / complications
  • Mucormycosis* / pathology
  • Skin / blood supply*
  • Skin / pathology
  • Skin Manifestations*