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Disseminated Zygomycosis Caused by Cunninghamella bertholletiae in Patient with Hematological Malignancy and Review of Published Case Reports.
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PMID:  23124364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Cunninghamella bertholletiae is an unusual opportunistic pathogen belonging to the class Zygomycetes, order Mucorales, and the family Cunninghamellaceae. It has been identified with increased frequency in immunocompromised patients, especially those with hematological malignancy. Clinical infection by this fungus is almost always devastating. We report a fatal case of disseminated zygomycosis due to Cunninghamella bertholletiae in an acute myeloid leukemia patient without chemotherapy. We also reviewed the cases of Cunninghamella bertholletiae infection reported in these 20 years. These cases highlight the high mortality rate and rapid progression associated with this opportunistic fungal infection in immunocompromised patients.
Authors:
Tsung-Ting Hsieh; Hsiang-Kuang Tseng; Pei-Lun Sun; Yu-Hung Wu; Gon-Shen Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Department of Dermatology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Section 2, Chungshan North Road, Taipei, Taiwan.
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