Disseminated mucormycosis: (almost) fatal!

M. van Lieshout*, A. H. J. W. Janssen, C. F. M. Linssen, E. A. M. Beckers, W. N. K. A. van Mook, D. C. J. J. Bergmans

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Abstract

Mucormycosis is an invasive mould infection, which is associated with haematological malignancies and is often fatal. The keys for successful treatment are focus on early diagnosis, surgical debridement when possible and appropriate administration of appropriate antifungal agents. We report a case of disseminated mucormycosis in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia diagnosed and identified by polymerase chain reaction analysis. After surgical debulking, the patient was successfully treated with antifungal therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-107
Number of pages4
JournalNetherlands Journal of Critical Care
Volume25
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

Keywords

  • disseminated mucormycosis
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
  • neutropenia
  • HEMATOLOGICAL MALIGNANCIES
  • ANTIFUNGAL THERAPY
  • ZYGOMYCOSIS
  • DIAGNOSIS
  • ASPERGILLUS
  • INFECTIONS
  • IDENTIFICATION
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • GUIDELINES
  • MANAGEMENT

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