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Invasive Fungal Infection with Absidia Corymbifera in Immunocompetent Patient with Electrical Scalp Burn.
World J Plast Surg 2018; 7(2):249-252WJ

Abstract

Invasive fungal infection in burn injury is caused by inoculation of fungal spore from patient skin, respiratory tract or from care giver. The risk factors for acquiring fungal infection in burns include age of burns, total burn size, full thickness burns, inhalational injury, prolonged hospital stay, late surgical excision, open dressing, central venous catheters, antibiotics, steroid treatment, long-term artificial ventilation, fungal wound colonization, hyperglycemic episodes and other immunosuppressive disorders. Invasive fungal infection with Absidia corymbifera is rare opportunistic infection encountered in patient with burn injury. The key for treatment is early clinical diagnosis, wide and repeated debridement and systemic and local antifungal treatment. We describe a case of invasive fungal infection with A. corymbifera in a patient with post-electrical scalp burn with late presentation after 10 days of injury in an immunocompetent patient.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Krishna Hospital and Research Center, Gurunanak Pura, Nainital Road, India.Aware Global Hospital, Hyderabad, India.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30083512

Citation

Moon, Prashant, and N Jithendran. "Invasive Fungal Infection With Absidia Corymbifera in Immunocompetent Patient With Electrical Scalp Burn." World Journal of Plastic Surgery, vol. 7, no. 2, 2018, pp. 249-252.
Moon P, Jithendran N. Invasive Fungal Infection with Absidia Corymbifera in Immunocompetent Patient with Electrical Scalp Burn. World J Plast Surg. 2018;7(2):249-252.
Moon, P., & Jithendran, N. (2018). Invasive Fungal Infection with Absidia Corymbifera in Immunocompetent Patient with Electrical Scalp Burn. World Journal of Plastic Surgery, 7(2), pp. 249-252.
Moon P, Jithendran N. Invasive Fungal Infection With Absidia Corymbifera in Immunocompetent Patient With Electrical Scalp Burn. World J Plast Surg. 2018;7(2):249-252. PubMed PMID: 30083512.
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