Rhinocerebral mucormycosis treated with 32 gram liposomal amphotericin B and incomplete surgery: a case report


Cagatay A., Oncu S., Calangu S., Yildirmak T., Ozsut H., Eraksoy H.

BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.1, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2334-1-22
  • Journal Name: BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background: Mucormycosis (or zygomycosis) is the term for infection caused by fungi of the order Mucorales. Mucoraceae may produce severe disease in susceptible individuals, notably patients with diabetes and leukemia. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis most commonly manifests itself in the setting of poorly controlled diabetes, especially with ketoacidosis.