The Rise of an oppurtunistic infection called "Invasive zygomycosis"

Invasive zygomycosis is a devastating fungal infection seen mostly in immune-compromised patients. We present a case of a 48-year old diabetic man, with aplastic anemia, who developed severe pulmonary mucormycosis that led to his rapid demise despite early diagnosis and treatment with liposomal amph...

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Main Authors: Abdelkarim Waness, Ghuzayel Al Dawsari, Hamdan Al Jahdali
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2009-01-01
Series:Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
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Online Access:http://www.jgid.org/article.asp?issn=0974-777X;year=2009;volume=1;issue=2;spage=131;epage=138;aulast=Waness
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Summary:Invasive zygomycosis is a devastating fungal infection seen mostly in immune-compromised patients. We present a case of a 48-year old diabetic man, with aplastic anemia, who developed severe pulmonary mucormycosis that led to his rapid demise despite early diagnosis and treatment with liposomal amphotericin B. We also conducted an extensive review of the pathogenesis of invasive zygomycosis, its history, predisposing factors, clinical aspects, diagnostic modalities, treatment options, morbidity and mortality.
ISSN:0974-777X