Successful treatment of gastrointestinal mucormycosis in an adult with acute leukemia: case report and literature review

A. Alghamdi, A. Lutynski, M. Minden, C. Rotstein

Abstract


Mucormycosis has emerged as an important cause of invasive fungal infection in patients with hematologic malignancies. Gastrointestinal mucormycosis is an unusual presentation of this invasive fungal infection, and it causes considerable morbidity and mortality. Such outcomes are due in part to a nonspecific presentation that results in delays in diagnosis and treatment. Successful treatment of gastrointestinal mucormycosis involves surgical debridement and appropriate antifungal therapy.


Keywords


Mucormycosis ;gastrointestinal; hemicolectomy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3747/co.24.3522






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