A Neutropenic Child with a Purple Lesion on the Thigh


Address correspondence to Jason P. Hansen, M.D., University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, or e-mail: jason-p-hansen@uiowa.edu.


Abstract:  Zygomycosis is an aggressive infection by an angioinvasive fungus seen in patients with defects in phagocytosis. We describe a neutropenic child with primary cutaneous Rhizopus infection presenting with a bull’s-eye appearance. The patient was treated with aggressive surgical debridement along with amphotericin B followed by skin grafting, with full recovery.