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Survival of immunocompromised, extremely preterm infants has created a cohort of patients who are vulnerable to opportunistic cutaneous fungal infections. Frequent use of broad-spectrum antibiotics and poor skin integrity increase this predilection. Cases of cutaneous Aspergillus and Zygomycetes, predominantly Rhizopus, have been documented and are associated with high mortality.1 A combination of systemic antifungal agents and surgical debridement has been shown to optimise survival.2 …
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