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Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 117-118

Vaginal Mucormycosis: A Case Report

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
2Division of Infectious Diseases, 4 Brush, Harper University Hospital, 3990 John R, Detroit 48201, MI, USA

Received 4 January 2001; Accepted 17 January 2001

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Although Zygomycetes cause life-threatening, opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts, the first case of vaginitis caused by Mucor species in a healthy woman is reported. Mucor vaginitis, which caused mild symptoms only, was refractory to conventional azole therapy and resistant to flucytosine. Cure was achieved with topical amphotericin B.