Mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic infection, usually associated with immunocompromised states. Several conditions such as hematologic malignancy (leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma), solid organ transplantation, diabetes mellitus, corticosteroid therapy, or chemotherapy predispose patients to infection. The aim of this study was to present a single case of mucor infection after 900 consecutive liver transplantations. Rhinomaxillary mucormycosis must be suspected in a transplant recipient showing fever, maxillary swelling, and edema. This condition can be successfully treated with early diagnosis and a combination of aggressive surgery and antifungal therapy. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Successful treatment of rhinomaxillary form of mucormycosis infection after liver transplantation: a case report / VETRONE, GAETANO; GRAZI, GIAN LUCA; ERCOLANI, GIORGIO; Ravaioli M.; FAENZA, STEFANO; Bernardi E.; Tumietto F.; PINNA, ANTONIO DANIELE. - In: TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS. - ISSN 0041-1345. - STAMPA. - 38:(2006), pp. 1445-1447. [10.1016/j.transproceed.2006.02.102]

Successful treatment of rhinomaxillary form of mucormycosis infection after liver transplantation: a case report

GRAZI, GIAN LUCA;
2006

Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic infection, usually associated with immunocompromised states. Several conditions such as hematologic malignancy (leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma), solid organ transplantation, diabetes mellitus, corticosteroid therapy, or chemotherapy predispose patients to infection. The aim of this study was to present a single case of mucor infection after 900 consecutive liver transplantations. Rhinomaxillary mucormycosis must be suspected in a transplant recipient showing fever, maxillary swelling, and edema. This condition can be successfully treated with early diagnosis and a combination of aggressive surgery and antifungal therapy. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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VETRONE, GAETANO; GRAZI, GIAN LUCA; ERCOLANI, GIORGIO; Ravaioli M.; FAENZA, STEFANO; Bernardi E.; Tumietto F.; PINNA, ANTONIO DANIELE
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