Coinfection pulmonary mucormycosis and aspergillosis with disseminated mucormycosis involving gastrointestinalin in an acute B-lymphoblastic leukemia patient

Braz J Microbiol. 2021 Jul 3. doi: 10.1007/s42770-021-00554-8. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Pulmonary mucormycosis and aspergillosis with disseminated mucormycosis involving gastrointestinalin is a very rare but lethal infection leading to extreme mortality. Herein, we present a unique case of pulmonary coinfection with Cunninghamella bertholletiae and Aspergillus flavus, with disseminated mucormycosis involving the jejunum caused by C. bertholletiae in an acute B-lymphocytic leukemia (B-ALL) patient with familial diabetes. Early administration of active antifungal agents at optimal doses and complete resection of all infected tissues led to improved therapeutic outcomes.

PMID:34218427 | DOI:10.1007/s42770-021-00554-8

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