Hong Kong Med J 2008;14:314-6 | Number 4, August 2008
A rare cutaneous fungal infection complicating bacterial necrotising fasciitis
CK Chen, SH Wan, SK Kou
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
We report a case of bacterial necrotising fasciitis complicated by the rare fungus Absidia corymbifera. Although this fungal infection is rare, the prognosis is poor and it therefore requires attention. Only 30 cases have been reported since 1874, and we are the first group to report this clinical scenario in our locality. Using a comprehensive journal review, we discuss the expected clinical course and optimal management.
Key words: Absidia; Fasciitis, necrotizing; Mucormycosis
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