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Successful management of hepatic mucormycosis in an acute lymphoblastic leukaemia patient: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24635874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We present a case of hepatic mucormycosis in a 9-year-old boy with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Despite long-term use of combined liposomal amphotericin B and posaconazole therapy, the lesion persisted and could only be treated by surgical excision. After surgery, antifungal treatment was continued with posaconazole. On follow-up, the patient had two episodes of ascending cholangitis which were responsive to intravenous antibiotics. He is doing well at the moment in remission for 2.5 years. Mucormycosis was long regarded as a fatal infection with poor prognosis. With early medical and surgical management, survival rates increase. Isolated hepatic mucormycosis is rare and only seven cases were reported in the literature up to now. We wanted to emphasise the role of early surgery in patients with hepatic mucormycosis in view of the literature.
Authors:
Gulen Tuysuz; Nihal Ozdemir; Osman Faruk Senyuz; Senol Emre; Serda Kantarcioglu; Ibrahim Adaletli; Nuray Kepil; Cigdem Tutuncu; Tiraje Celkan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
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