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Perforated Appendicitis with Gastroinestinal Basidiobolomycosis: A Rare Finding.
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PMID:  24180345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Background: Basidiobolomycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by the fungus Basidiobolus ranarum. Gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis (GIB) is an unusual presentation of the fungal infection that is reported sparsely in the literature, but is an emerging infection in the southwestern United States. Lack of awareness of GIB has resulted in its delayed diagnosis and in extensive morbidity and mortality in patients with GIB. Methods: Case report and literature review. Case Report: We report the rare case of a young female with GIB that presented as perforated appendicitis with abscess formation. Conclusion: Although GIB is rare, immediate and aggressive therapy should be initiated when it is diagnosed. Both long-term medical and surgical treatment is required for its definitive management.
Authors:
Viraj Pandit; Peter Rhee; Hassan Aziz; Qasim Jehangir; Randall S Friese; Bellal Joseph
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-4     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:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery, University of Arizona , Tucson, Arizona.
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