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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 419-421

A rare case of mucormycosis of median sternotomy wound caused by Rhizopus arrhizus


1 Department of Microbiology, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002, India
2 Department of Pathology, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002, India

Correspondence Address:
R Chawla
Department of Microbiology, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.37355

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We describe a case of mucormycosis of median sternotomy wound caused by Rhizopus arrhizus . The patient, a known diabetic and a case of coronary artery disease underwent coronary artery bypass surgery. In the postoperative period, patient developed infection of the median sternotomy wound, from which R. arrhizus was isolated on culture. Patient succumbed in spite of being treated with surgical debridement and amphotericin B. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of mucormycosis of median sternotomy wound from India.






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