Optimal care for rhino-orbital mucormycosis in child with myeloblastic leukemia. Case report and literature review

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Maria Ida Rizzo, Martina Esposito, Serena Crucianelli*, Guido Ciprandi, Mario Zama
U.O.C. Chirurgia Plastica e Maxillofacciale, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Roma (Italy)
Ann Ital Chir – 2021, 10 – Sept. 14

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Optimal care for rhino-orbital mucormycosis in child with myeloblastic leukemia. Case report and
Literature review

Mucormycosis is an opportunistic and aggressive fungal infection that mainly affects immunocompromised patients who
generally suffer from diabetes mellitus, immune impairment, hematological disease. It is a life-threatening infection and
the management is not standardized.
The literature proposes aggressive and early surgical approach, even at the expense of mutilation. We report a case of
rhino-orbital mucormycosis in a child with myeloblastic leukemia and the successful treatment using the instill negative
pressure wound therapy combined with reconstructive surgery in order to reduce mortality and to avoid disfigurement.