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Successful treatment of periodontal mucormycosis: report of a case and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20219588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mucormycosis is an aggressive and potentially devastating fungal infection which typically manifests in pulmonary, rhinocerebral, or disseminated forms in patients with hematologic malignancy. Mucormycosis confined to the periodontium is uncommon, and to our knowledge only 6 cases have been reported in the English-language literature. This case report describes a patient with acute leukemia and periodontal mucormycosis. Calcofluor fluorescence microscopy is also proposed as a method for establishing a prompt diagnosis and guiding extent of intraoperative surgical debridement.
Nancy E McDermott; John Barrett; Jason Hipp; Maria J Merino; Chyi-Chia Richard Lee; Paige Waterman; Demetrio L Domingo; Thomas J Walsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-11     Completed Date:  2010-07-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e64-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Published by Mosby, Inc.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Debridement / methods
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Immunocompromised Host
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute / complications*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Mucormycosis / complications*,  therapy
Periodontal Diseases / etiology,  microbiology*,  therapy
Periodontium / microbiology,  pathology,  surgery
Transplantation Conditioning / adverse effects
Treatment Outcome

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