Necrotizing Cutaneous Mucormycosis after a Tornado in Joplin Missouri in 2011
Neblett Fanfair, R., Benedict, K., Bos, J., et al. (2012). Necrotizing Cutaneous Mucormycosis after a Tornado in Joplin, Missouri, in 2011. The New England Journal of Medicine. 367:2214-2225.
The authors review data on 13 patients who developed necrotyzing cutaneous mucormycosis, a rare fungal infection, in addition to other injuries sustained form an F-5 tornado. The authors share risk factors, treatment strategies, and other relevant information that can help healthcare providers work with tornado survivors.