Title: Mucormycosis, a threatening opportunistic mycotic infection
Authors: Van Steenweghen, S ×
Maertens, J
Boogaerts, Marc
Deneffe, Georges
Verbeken, Eric
Nackaerts, Kristiaan #
Issue Date: Jul-1999
Publisher: Acta clinica belgica
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:54 issue:2 pages:99-102
Abstract: Mucormycosis is a rare and invasive mycotic opportunistic infection, occurring mostly in predisposed patients, mainly diabetics and immunocompromised individuals. The evolution of this fungal infection is frequently fatal unless aggressive treatment is started, or predisposing factors are handled. Our first patient was a known diabetic who had ketoacidotic coma at admission, complicated with pulmonary mucormycosis, and needed surgical resection followed by antimycotic therapy. The second patient did not survive his severe aplastic anemia (with neutropenia) and hemochromatosis (treated with desferrioxamine), complicated with a systemic Rhizopus infection, despite treatment with amphotericin B and granulocyte-colony-stimulating factors.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Hematology Section (-)
Anatomy Section (-)
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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