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Invasive Mucormycosis and Aspergillosis in a Healthy 22-Year-Old Battle Casualty: Case Report.
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PMID:  22004440     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: Invasive mucormycosis or aspergillosis is a life-threatening infection. The disease typically occurs in immunocompromised patients (e.g., those with diabetes mellitus or burns) but is rarely serious in otherwise-healthy young trauma patients. Methods: Case report and literature review. Results: A previously-healthy 22-year-old United States Marine who sustained large soft tissue injuries in support of Operation Enduring Freedom underwent multiple operations in theater to stabilize his wounds. He was evacuated first to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and thence to the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland, where appropriate antifungal therapies were initiated and wide débridements were undertaken without success. His clinical status deteriorated, and he died. Tissue examination revealed systemic invasive mucormycosis and aspergillosis. Conclusion: The suspicion of invasive fungal infections must be tested early if intervention is to be curative.
Jason S Radowsky; Alan A Strawn; Jeffrey Sherwood; Adam Braden; William Liston
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-17
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Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Department of Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center , Washington, D.C.
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