Successful management of mucormycosis infection secondary to motor vehicle accident in a healthy adolescent: A case report

Med Mycol Case Rep. 2022 Nov 2:38:36-40. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2022.10.004. eCollection 2022 Dec.


Mucormycosis in healthy adolescents is a rare etiology of infection that does not have a commonly known protocol for management. This report describes an adolescent male who developed soft tissue mucormycosis secondary to a motor vehicle accident with severe lower extremity injuries. Treatment involved topical amphotericin B washouts and beads, serial aggressive debridement, and isavuconazole. To our knowledge, this is one of few documented cases of successful lower extremity salvage in an immunocompetent adolescent infected with mucormycosis and treated with isavuconazole.

Keywords: Immunocompetent; Limb salvage; Motor vehicle accident; Mucormycosis; Wound.

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