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Fungal skin infections in children: A diagnosis to keep in mind

Presented By
Prof. A. Yasmine Kirkorian, George Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Presented by
Yasmine Kirkorian
Conference
AAD 2022
Fungal skin infections in children are increasingly prevalent, in particular in the immunocompromised. In these cases, knowledge of risk factors, including the presence of pets in the household, can make the difference in arriving at the right diagnosis. In her lecture on paediatric dermatologic emergencies, Prof. A. Yasmine Kirkorian (George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington DC , USA) presented cases of unusual fungal infections [1]. Although mucormycosis is rare, cases are increasingly being recognised in immunocompromised patients due to increased awareness. The disease is associated with high morbidity and mortality [2]. The rhinocerebral, pulmonary, and disseminated forms are usually seen in patients with underlying haematological malignancies, such as leukaemia or lymphoma, in patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy or corticosteroids, and in patients with diabetes. Mucormycosis tends to lead to angioinvasion, which may lead t...


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