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Survival after gastrointestinal mucormycosis in a neonate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9323629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastrointestinal mucormycosis has been reported more frequently in adults than in children. Due to the high mortality diagnosis is usually made at autopsy. Only one case of a neonate surviving this disease has been described. We report a premature infant presenting clinically with enterocolitis but lacking the radiological characteristics of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) Gastrointestinal mucormycosis was diagnosed on the histological specimen. The infant survived after surgery and 6 weeks of antifungal treatment. A high level of suspicion and early surgical intervention are necessary to make the correct diagnosis and commence appropriate treatment.
S Kecskes; G Reynolds; G Bennett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  1997 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-09     Completed Date:  1998-01-09     Revised Date:  2007-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, Canberra Clinical School, University of Sydney, Garran, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Combined Modality Therapy
Disease-Free Survival
Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / diagnosis,  therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Mucormycosis / diagnosis,  therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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