Zygomycotic infection of the neonatal upper extremity

Erika Scheffler, Grant G Miller, Dale A Classen
Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2003, 38 (7): E16-7
Zygomycosis is a rare fungal infection that may present as a necrotizing soft tissue infection in the neonate. This report illustrates the typical presentation of a premature, infant with a rapidly progressive soft tissue necrotizing infection of his upper extremity at an intravenous site. Early diagnosis with tissue biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Zygomycosis. Successful treatment required systemic amphotercin B and aggressive debridement requiring through-the-elbow amputation for survival.

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