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Case History
A 23-year-old woman with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia was receiving salvage chemotherapy with FLAG (Fludarabine, Ara C, G CSF). She had prolonged febrile neutropenia and severe myelosuppression. She was treated with broad-spectrum antibacterials and antifungals. However she developed cellulitis of her right big toe and erythematous lesions with blackish centre on both legs. Blood culture and culture from a skin biopsy grew the fungus shown below.

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