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Disseminated mucormycosis: report of a successfully treated immunosuppressed child with clinical, radiographic and pathological findings.
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PMID:  8587813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Disseminated mucormycosis is an uncommon condition with a high mortality rate and is infrequently diagnosed ante mortem. It is most frequently seen in immunosuppressed patients who are at risk for other unusual infections. The radiological features are not specific. We report the case of a 12-year-old girl in second haematological remission who was successfully treated for a brain abscess due to cerebral mucormycosis and for mucormycosis of the kidney which presented as a pyelonephritis. In her first haematological remission she was diagnosed as having a non-specific pneumonitis, which in retrospect may have been due to mucormycosis. Early diagnosis and appropriate management are associated with improved prognosis and require an awareness of the infection and a high index of suspicion.
L Celgow; R J Cohn; A J Sacks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-28     Completed Date:  1996-03-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Johannesburg Hospital, Private Bag X 39, Johannesburg, South Africa 2000.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / microbiology
Immunocompromised Host*
Mucormycosis* / diagnosis,  therapy
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / complications*
Pyelonephritis / microbiology

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