Mucormycosis is a rare cause of necrotizing fasciitis in immunocompromised patients. We report a young female, who developed rhizopus necrotizing fasciitis of caesarean wound. The lady died secondary to non-responding sepsis and irreversible multi-organ failure. High index of suspicion can lead to early diagnosis by frozen section of histopathology and fungal culture technique. Aggressive surgical debridement and intravenous anti-fungal medication is the main stay of treatment. A delay in diagnosis and treatment may cause multi-organ failure leading to high mortality.
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
(2009). Rhizopus necrotizing fasciitis of caesarean wound - a rare life threatening condition. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 19(9), 579-81.
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