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Pulmonary mucormycosis: an emerging infection.
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PMID:  23304605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Mucormycosis is a rare, but emerging, life-threatening, rapidly progressive, angioinvasive fungal infection that usually occurs in immunocompromised patients. We present a case of pulmonary mucormycosis in a diabetic patient who was on chronic steroid therapy for ulcerative colitis. Early recognition of this diagnosis, along with aggressive management, is critical to effective therapy and patient survival. The delay in diagnosis of this rapidly progressive infection can result in mortality.
Authors:
Mohammed Muqeetadnan; Ambreen Rahman; Syed Amer; Salman Nusrat; Syed Hassan; Syed Hashmi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in pulmonology     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-6854     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Pulmonol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-10     Completed Date:  2013-01-11     Revised Date:  2013-04-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101585355     Medline TA:  Case Rep Pulmonol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120809     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA.
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