Disseminated mucormycosis in healthy adults.
GR Verma, DR Lobo, R Walker, SM Bose, KL Gupta
Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India., India
Three patients of disseminated mucormycosis are described. None had predisposing factors. Two of them presented with nonspecific symptoms along with acute renal failure and peritonitis. Third patient had fulminating primary cutaneous mucormycosis which disseminated later. Development of acute renal failure with smooth enlargement of both kidneys in an apparently healthy individual or appearance of mould in a wound should raise the suspicion of mucormycosis. The hallmark of the infection was vascular invasion and thrombosis. Antemortem diagnosis could be made in one patient only. All patients had progressive downhill course despite supportive treatment, antibiotic and amphotericin in-B in one patient.
G R Verma
Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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Verma G R, Lobo D R, Walker R, Bose S M, Gupta K L. Disseminated mucormycosis in healthy adults. J Postgrad Med 1995;41:40-2
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Verma G R, Lobo D R, Walker R, Bose S M, Gupta K L. Disseminated mucormycosis in healthy adults. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1995 [cited 2022 Aug 10 ];41:40-2
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