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Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis Requiring Surgery in Adults with Hematologic Malignant Tumors: Literature Review.
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PMID:  25405775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Background: Gastrointestinal mucormycosis is associated with high mortality rates. Appropriate and early antifungal therapy and prompt surgical intervention are essential. Method: Case report and literature review. Results: Nineteen case reports were reviewed describing adults with hematologic malignant tumors who developed intestinal mucormycosis and underwent surgery. The overall survival rate was 50%. Conclusion: Intestinal mucormycosis is an infection associated with a high mortality rate although adults with underlying hematologic malignant have improved outcomes compared with other groups.
Authors:
Joseph D Forrester; Venita Chandra; Andrew A Shelton; Thomas G Weiser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
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Created Date:  2014-11-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-19    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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