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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923009/apophysomyces-variabilis-draft-genome-sequence-and-comparison-of-predictive-virulence-determinants-with-other-medically-important-mucorales
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Hariprasath Prakash, Shivaprakash Mandya Rudramurthy, Prasad S Gandham, Anup Kumar Ghosh, Milner M Kumar, Chandan Badapanda, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
BACKGROUND: Apophysomyces species are prevalent in tropical countries and A. variabilis is the second most frequent agent causing mucormycosis in India. Among Apophysomyces species, A. elegans, A. trapeziformis and A. variabilis are commonly incriminated in human infections. The genome sequences of A. elegans and A. trapeziformis are available in public database, but not A. variabilis. We, therefore, performed the whole genome sequence of A. variabilis to explore its genomic structure and possible genes determining the virulence of the organism...
September 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919389/-hepatic-mucormycosis-due-to-rhizopus-microsporus-a-case-report
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G Le Gac, J Allyn, N Coolen-Allou, M Lagrange-Xelot, C Fernandez, N Allou, G Hoarau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904924/rare-opportunistic-bread-mold-fungal-infection-of-maxillary-sinus-in-a-diabetic-patient
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Nandini Bhaskar, Vipin Chhabra, Nitin Kaushal, Salil Aggarwal
Mucormycosis is a rare potentially fatal opportunistic fungal infection that affects human beings. Normally, a healthy is immune to such infections but there are some risk factors which predispose a person to mucormycosis, of which malnutrition and diabetes mellitus are the most common risk factors. India is the most commonly affected country by mucormycosis because of high proportion people with low socioeconomic status and diabetes mellitus. In diabetes mellitus, mucormycosis is more aggressive and fatal due to an impaired host defense mechanism...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877386/oral-mucormycosis-in-patients-with-haematologic-malignancies-in-a-bone-marrow-transplant-unit
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Hae Suk Cheong, Sung Yong Kim, Hyun Kyun Ki, Jun Yeon Kim, Mark Hong Lee
Mucormycosis is an aggressive and life-threatening opportunistic fungal infection, which predominantly affects immunocompromised patients. It typically manifests in rhinocerebral, pulmonary or disseminated forms in patients with immunosuppressive conditions. Mucormycosis limited to the oral cavity is rare, and to the best of our knowledge only seven cases have previously been reported in English literature. We present five consecutive cases of oral mucormycosis in patients with leukaemia, and provide a literature review...
September 6, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860923/concomitant-orbital-aspergillosis-and-mucormycosis-in-a-17%C3%A2-months-old-immunocompetent-child
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Fatima A Habroosh, Habibullah Eatamadi, Rawia M Mohamed
Isolated multiple orbital fungal infection (aspergillosis & mucormycosis) is extremely rare disease in immunocompetent individuals and especially in children. Placement of prosthetic device during the surgery could be one of the risk factors. The presentation is usually masquerading other entities which make early diagnosis a challengeable. This case presenting a 17 months old immunocompetent child who is diagnosed with isolated multiple orbital fungal infection: aspergillosis & mucormycosis. The presentation was mimicking orbital cellulitis and chronic dacryocystitis...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855480/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-mucormycosis-in-patients-withhematological-malignancies%C3%AF-translated-article%C3%AF
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Yuki Asano-Mori
The risk of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) is extremely high in patients with hematological malignancies due to the prolonged and profound neutropenia and immunosuppression after chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. There has been increasing interest in mucormycosis despite its relatively uncommon occurrence, because occasional breakthrough infections have been observed under anti-Aspergillus prophylaxis. The aggressive nature of mucormycosis easily leads to high mortality because of delays in diagnosis and incorrect treatment decisions, which are due in part to lack of adjunctive diagnostic tools and having similar clinical and radiological features with invasive aspergillosis...
2017: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845590/gastrointestinal-gastric-mucormycosis
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D Metussin, P U Telisinghe, P L Chong, V H Chong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844040/rhino-orbito-cerebral-mucormycosis-recovery-against-the-odds
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Saman Zafar, Aparna Prabhu
A 22-year-old woman presented with diabetic ketoacidosis, acute right eye blindness and complete ophthalmoplegia. Despite early suspicion and treatment for rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis, her extensive spread of infection led to right internal carotid artery occlusion and cavernous sinus thrombosis, right-sided cerebral watershed infarctions and large abscesses in her right cerebellum, temporal lobe and pons. She underwent surgical removal of her right eye, paranasal sinuses, maxilla and palate, suboccipital craniectomy and shunting for hydrocephalus...
August 26, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812135/pulmonary-mucormycosis-serial-morphologic-changes-on-computed-tomography-correlate-with-clinical-and-pathologic-findings
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Bo Da Nam, Tae Jung Kim, Kyung Soo Lee, Tae Sung Kim, Joungho Han, Myung Jin Chung
PURPOSE: To evaluate serial computed tomography (CT) findings of pulmonary mucormycosis correlated with peripheral blood absolute neutrophil count (ANC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between February 1997 and June 2016, 20 immunocompromised patients (10 males, 10 females; mean age, 48.9 years) were histopathologically diagnosed as pulmonary mucormycosis. On initial (n=20) and follow-up (n=15) CT scans, the patterns of lung abnormalities and their changing features on follow-up scans were evaluated, and the pattern changes were correlated with ANC changes...
August 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811815/hepatosplenic-mucormycosis-post-autologous-stem-cell-transplant
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Samia Yasmeen, Omer Waqas, Javeria Munir, Faisal Sultan, Abdul Hameed
Mucormycosis is a life threatening fungal infection and remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplant. We report here a case of hepatosplenic mucormycosis in a patient after autologous stem cell transplant. A young man with anaplastic large cell lymphoma underwent autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant after achieving complete remission with standard chemotherapy and consolidative radiotherapy. He was found to have incidental hepatosplenic hypodensities on follow up imaging, that were proved to be mucormycosis on histopathology after getting CT-guided biopsy of splenic lesions...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808367/isolated-renal-mucormycosis-in-immunocompetent-children-a-report-of-two-cases
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Sai Saran, Kirti Naranje, Mohan Gurjar, Dharmendra Bhadauria, Anupama Kaul, Banani Poddar
Isolated renal mucormycosis is a rare entity in children. It is potentially fatal when not detected and managed early with antifungal therapy, and surgery as and when needed. We present two immunocompetent children who developed this infection and subsequently succumbed to it. The diagnosis was established postmortem on renal biopsy specimens. We also discuss the 9 cases of isolated renal involvement in children published in literature.
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806568/a-simple-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-method-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-isavuconazole-and-four-other-antifungal-drugs-in-human-plasma-samples
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Giovanna Fatiguso, Fabio Favata, Ilaria Zedda, Amedeo De Nicolò, Jessica Cusato, Valeria Avataneo, Giovanni Di Perri, Antonio D'Avolio
Triazoles chanced the prevention and treatment of invasive fungal infections, but their pharmacokinetic properties are still unclear. In particular, isavuconazole (ISC) is a new broad-spectrum antifungal triazole approved in 2015 as first-line treatment for intravenous and oral use against invasive aspergillosis and for mucormycosis. Nowadays, the optimal management of the treatments with triazoles requires the use of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), in order to prevent sub-therapeutic or toxic concentrations...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806142/mucormycosis-pathogenesis-beyond-rhizopus
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Brad Spellberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802855/antifungal-resistance-in-mucorales
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E Dannaoui
The order Mucorales, which includes the agents of mucormycosis, comprises a large number of species. These fungi are characterized by high-level resistance to most currently available antifungal drugs. Standardized antifungal susceptibility testing methods are now available, allowing a better understanding of the in vitro activity of antifungal drugs against members of Mucorales. Such tests have made apparent that antifungal susceptibility within this group may be species-specific. Experimental animal models of mucormycosis have also been developed and are of great importance in bridging the gap between in vitro results and clinical trials...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794960/gastric-perforation-after-duodenopancreatectomy
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Henrik Bäcker, Frank Jp Beeres, Marco Rossi, Andreas Scheiwiller
Fungal and bacterial infections are often which may cause sepsis. Mucormycosis is an unfrequent, but often life-threatening disease. A timely diagnosis and treatment is the cornerstone of success. An increase in incidence can be expected, given an aging population and increasing incidence of obesity, diabetes and cancer. We present a rare case where early diagnosis has helped to treat the patient mainly with antifungal therapy as surgical therapy has had high risk of complications.
December 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792370/molecular-diagnosis-of-rhino-orbito-cerebral-mucormycosis-from-fresh-tissue-samples
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Kamran Zaman, Shivaprakash Mandya Rudramurthy, Ashim Das, Naresh Panda, Prasanna Honnavar, Harsimran Kaur, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate a PCR-based technique for the diagnosis of mucormycosis and the identification of fungi from fresh tissue specimens in patients with rhino-orbito-cerebral-mucormycosis (ROCM). METHODOLOGY: Fifty cases of ROCM were included in the study. Conventional identification was performed using microscopy and culture. Molecular diagnosis was performed by amplifying the ribosomal DNA using pan-fungal ITS primers and semi-nested Mucorales-specific primers of the 18S region...
August 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771587/molecular-mechanisms-of-mucormycosis-the-bitter-and-the-sweet
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Clara Baldin, Ashraf S Ibrahim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761224/mucormycosis-and-cytomegalovirus-co-infection-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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K L Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757006/-pulmonary-mucormycosis-in-a-patient-with-kidney-transplant-and-uncontrolled-haemoptysis
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Dulce Iliana Navarro Vergara, Gloria Barragán Pola, Alexandro Bonifaz, Carlos Núñez Pérez-Redondo, Omar Choreño García, Raúl Cicero Sabido
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic infection with high mortality that is caused by species of Mucorales. The most common species involved are Rhizopus, Mucor, Lichtheimia, and Rhizomucor. CASE REPORT: A 56 year-old woman presented with a clinical history of diabetes mellitus type 2 and chronic renal disease. She underwent a cadaveric kidney transplantation two years before her admission, for which immunomodulating therapy with thymoglobulin, tacrolimus, mofetil-microphenolate and prednisone was established...
July 27, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755897/gastrointestinal-mucormycosis-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-presenting-as-femoral-nerve-palsy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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D Gaut, B D Cone, A L Gregson, V G Agopian
Mucormycosis has emerged as a major threat to transplant recipients with high morbidity and mortality. This infection most commonly presents with rhino-sino-orbital localization. Gastrointestinal mucormycosis is uncommon, with presenting symptoms usually abdominal in nature. Here, we describe the case of a liver transplant recipient who developed gastrointestinal mucormycosis with an initial manifestation of femoral nerve palsy, ultimately resulting in fungal dissemination and patient demise. This case highlights the challenges in making a timely diagnosis of mucormycosis, particularly in immunocompromised patients...
July 26, 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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