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Primary cutaneous mucormycosis as a complication of erosive dermatitis: two cases Volume 28, issue 2, March-April 2018

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1 Dermatology department, AP-HP, Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France
2 Myco-parasitology department, AP-HP, Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France
3 UPEC Université Paris-Est Créteil, Créteil, France
4 Intensive care unit department, AP-HP, Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France
5 Dermatology department, CH, Le Mans, France
6 Pathology department, AP-HP, Henri Mondor Hospital, Créteil, France
7 EA 7379 EpiDermE (Epidémiologie en Dermatologie et Evaluation des Thérapeutiques), UPEC, Créteil, France
8 INSERM CIC 1430, Créteil, France
a These authors contributed equally

Mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic invasive mycosis caused by filamentous fungus. The most common forms are pulmonary and rhinocerebral infections, occurring in immunocompromised patients or those with diabetes mellitus [1]. Primary cutaneous mucormycosis is described in immunocompetent patients with damaged skin induced by trauma or burns [2], but seems to be rare as a complication of dermatological diseases [3]. We report two cases of mucormycosis occurring in patients with erosive dermatoses.A [...]