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Year : 2018 | Month : February | Volume : 12 | Issue : 2 | Page : DD01 - DD03

Importance of Mycologic Evaluation in Chronic Non Healing Ulcers

Vivek Hada, Anuradha Sharma, Vijaya Lakshmi Nag, Kushwant Singh Rathore

1. Senior Resident, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. 2. Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. 3. Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. 4. Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Anuradha Sharma,
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur-342005, Rajasthan, India.
E-mail: asharma3170@gmail.com

Abstract

Chronic non healing ulcers are caused by various aetiologies ranging from infections, autoimmune disorders to neoplasms. Fungal infections are important yet neglected cause of non healing ulcers. In most of these instances there is a history of direct inoculation due to minor trauma. Presence of immuno-compromised state is an important risk factor. In this case report, we are discussing a case of 48-year-old immunocompetent female patient, who had undergone local debridement at a rural hospital about eight months back on her left foot, later she developed a chronic non healing ulcer at the site. Chronic non healing ulcers should always be investigated for bacterial as well as fungal aetiologies despite patientís normal immune status to prevent misuse of antibiotics along with prolonged disability of the patient.

Keywords

Candida, Diabetes, Fusarium, Lower limb, Trauma

How to cite this article :

Vivek Hada, Anuradha Sharma, Vijaya Lakshmi Nag, Kushwant Singh Rathore. IMPORTANCE OF MYCOLOGIC EVALUATION IN CHRONIC NON HEALING ULCERS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 February [cited: 2018 May 22 ]; 12:DD01-DD03. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2018&month=February&volume=12&issue=2&page=DD01-DD03&id=11145

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/29917.11145

Date of Submission: May 16, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jun 21, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 19, 2017
Date of Publishing: Feb 01, 2018

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