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Neonatal gastrointestinal mucormycosis in an asphyxiated premature newborn.
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PMID:  22389998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Mucormycosis of the intestine is a rare fungal infection of childhood and is mostly encountered in neonates. It is a potentially lethal opportunistic fungal infection with rapid progression and high mortality in immunocompromised patients. The number of reported cases with intestinal mucormycosis is 19 to date. We herein report an asphyxiated preterm infant with intestinal mucormycosis who was presented with an atypical necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), with findings similar to an intraabdominal mass. The diagnosis was made in the postmortem examination of the surgically removed bowel segment. Prematurity and asphyxia are important risk factors for mucormycosis. We suggest that the diagnosis of gastrointestinal mucormycosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of atypical NEC cases.
Authors:
M Adnan Oztürk; Mustafa Ali Akin; Kemal Deniz; Cüneyt Turan; Bedia Efendioğlu; Ali Yikilmaz; Dilek Sarici
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Neonatology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.
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