Phycomycosis (Mucormycosis) in Indonesia—Description of a Case Affecting the Subcutaneous Tissue


We report a case of subcutaneous phycomycosis occurring in an Indonesian girl 7 years old. It is the third case reported from Indonesia. The fungus, a phycomycete, was isolated, but species diagnosis was not possible because all attempts to induce sporulation failed.

Author Notes

Department of Parasitology and General Pathology, School of Medicine, Djakarta.

Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Bajakarta, Indonesia.

U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda 14, Maryland.