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Pulmonary zygomycosis in a diabetic patient.
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PMID:  16912446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of pulmonary zygomycosis in an adult male diabetic patient who presented with fever and altered sensorium initially and later developed streaky haemoptysis. Bronchoscopy showed picture of necrotizing pneumonia. Sputum was negative for fungal elements on admission but later bronchial wash and repeat sputum samples were positive by microscopy and culture showed growth of Rhizopus species. Immediately the patient was put on amphotericin B but had a bout of massive haemoptysis and succumbed. A high index of suspicion is needed for an early diagnosis and aggressive treatment of this infection in view of the high mortality rate.
K Anuradha; V Lakshmi; P Umabala; M N Rao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0255-0857     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Microbiol     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-16     Completed Date:  2006-10-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700903     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad - 500 082, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Amphotericin B / administration & dosage
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / microbiology
Diabetes Complications / diagnosis,  microbiology*
Fatal Outcome
Hemoptysis / complications,  diagnosis,  microbiology
Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications,  diagnosis,  microbiology*
Middle Aged
Mucormycosis / complications,  diagnosis,  microbiology*
Pneumonia / complications,  diagnosis,  microbiology*
Potassium Compounds
Rhizopus / isolation & purification*
Sputum / microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydroxides; 0/Potassium Compounds; 1310-58-3/potassium hydroxide; 1397-89-3/Amphotericin B

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