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Central venous catheter-associated fungemia secondary to mucormycosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16308234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mucormycosis can cause fatal infections in immuno-compromised persons. Rhinocerebral and pulmonary disease predominate. Diagnosis is challenging, dissemination frequent, and mortality high. Positive blood cultures are rare. We report the first case of central venous catheter-associated mucormycosis fungemia (Mucor circinelloides). Early diagnosis and multi-modal therapy led to clinical and microbiological cure.
Kirk M Chan-Tack; Lucia L Nemoy; Eli N Perencevich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-25     Completed Date:  2006-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  925-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
Candidiasis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Fungemia / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Immunocompromised Host
Middle Aged
Mucormycosis / complications,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents

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