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Kristin E Hirabayashi, Evan Kalin-Hajdu, Frank L Brodie, Robert C Kersten, Matthew S Russell, M Reza Vagefi
A 68-year-old immunocompromised man with rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis was treated with retrobulbar injections of amphotericin B deoxycholate in conjunction with intravenous antifungals and endoscopic sinus debridement. Transient episodes of orbital inflammation were noted after retrobulbar injections, but progression of orbital infection was halted and visual acuity restored with eventual hospital discharge. To the authors' knowledge, clearance of orbital mucormycosis with retrobulbar amphotericin B injections has not been previously reported...
October 20, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Matt Shirley, Lesley J Scott
Isavuconazole is a second-generation triazole with activity against a broad spectrum of clinically important fungi. Its water-soluble prodrug, isavuconazonium sulfate (Cresemba(®)), available in interchangeable intravenous and oral formulations, is approved in the USA and EU for the treatment of adults with invasive aspergillosis and mucormycosis. In international phase III clinical trials, isavuconazole was efficacious and generally well tolerated in the treatment of these life-threatening diseases. In the phase III SECURE trial, isavuconazole was non-inferior to voriconazole for the primary treatment of invasive mould disease (primarily aspergillosis) and was associated with fewer drug-related treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) than voriconazole...
October 20, 2016: Drugs
Jennifer Snaith, Kharis Burns, Jen Kok, Sharon Chen, N Wah Cheung
We document the first case of haematogenous cerebral spread in Rhizopus arrhizus rhino-orbital mucormycosis, and of posaconazole related adrenal insufficiency. A patient presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis and sinusitis was treated with right medial maxillectomy, ethmoidectomy and IV liposomal amphotericin. Orbital exenteration was performed after intraorbital spread of infection. IV caspofungin and posaconazole was added but complicated by adrenal insufficiency. MRI revealed a new left lentiform nucleus and thalamus rim-enhancing lesion indicating haematogenous cerebral spread...
September 2016: Medical Mycology Case Reports
Yu Mi Seo, Seok Hwang-Bo, Seong Koo Kim, Seung Beom Han, Nack-Gyun Chung, Jin Han Kang
BACKGROUND: Although adenovirus (ADV) infection usually causes self-limiting respiratory disorders in immune competent children; severe and systemic ADV infection in children undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia has been continuously reported. Nevertheless, there has been no consensus on risk factors and treatment strategies for severe ADV infection in children undergoing chemotherapy. CASE SUMMARY: We report a case of a 15-year-old boy with a fatal systemic ADV infection...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
L F A Guimarães, M Halpern, A S de Lemos, E F de Gouvêa, R T Gonçalves, M A A da Rosa Santos, M Nucci, G Santoro-Lopes
INTRODUCTION: Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is an important complication after solid organ transplantation (SOT). A marked geographic variation in the epidemiology of IFD after kidney transplantation (KT) has been suggested by the results of previous studies. Nevertheless, data from Latin American centers are scarce. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to describe the epidemiology of IFD at a Brazilian KT center. METHODS: This study was a retrospective single-center cohort study that included patients who underwent KT between 1998 and 2009 and were followed up until July 2015...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Rahul Chowdary Kongara, K Vengadakrishnan
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
A Philips, A Mani, Loomba V
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Mayanka A, Vengadakrishnan K
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Goutham Naresh Rudra
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Amit A Kothari, A L Kakrani
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Padmakumar R Pillai, Rahan Cyriac, Sunilprasob, Selvaraj Chettiar Rajeevan P
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Aadithya B Urs, Hanspal Singh, Sujata Mohanty, Pankaj Sharma
Osteomyelitis is defined as inflammation of the medullary cavities, haversian system and adjacent cortex of bone. Osteomyelitis involving maxilla is quite rare when compared to that of mandible. Fungal osteomyelitis is very rarely seen and documented in the maxillofacial area. It is devastating to patients if it is invasive in nature. A prospective study was undertaken from December 2011 to December 2013. Biopsied hard tissue bits were decalcified and sections were stained with H&E, periodic acid Schiff and Grocott methenamine silver...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Shahid Husain, Fernanda P Silveira, Nkechi Azie, Billy Franks, David Horn
Epidemiological characteristics of 333 proven and probable invasive mould infections (IMIs) among solid organ transplant recipients (SOTRs) identified between 2004 and 2008 from the Prospective Antifungal Therapy Alliance (PATH) registry are presented. Liver transplant recipients (LTRs) had the lowest median time to IMIs (109 days; interquartile range [IQR] 24-611 days), the highest rate of disseminated disease (n/N = 18/33; 55%), and highest mortality (n/N = 21/33; 64%). Lung transplant recipients had highest median time to IMIs (486 days; IQR 117-1358 days) and lowest mortality (n/N = 31/184; 17%)...
October 4, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
C Trenker, M Dohse, S K Metzelder, P Rexin, J Mariss, C Goerg
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September 2016: Ultrasound Int Open
Fadilah S Hussain, Namath S Hussain
Intracranial mucormycosis is a very unusual presentation of an infection after a depressed skull fracture due to an assault. Only sporadic cases have been reported in the literature previously. A 30-year-old male with a traumatic brain injury following an assault, status-post debridement and elevation of a depressed skull fracture, was discharged home several weeks postoperatively. A CT scan of the head with contrast was obtained due to mental status changes and revealed an enhancing ring-shaped lesion in the right frontal lobe consistent with a brain abscess...
2016: Curēus
Adam Di Palma, Herawaty Sebajang, Frank Schwenter
INTRODUCTION: Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection typically affecting immunocompromised hosts. One form of the disease affects the gastrointestinal tract. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 70-year old patient with no recognized risk factors that developed gastrointestinal mucormycosis after urgent abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. DISCUSSION: There are several risk factors for this infection, such as hematological malignancies, solid organ or stem cell transplants and diabetes...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sali Priyanka Akhilesh, Yadav Kamal Sunder, Pande Prasad, George Mary Asha, Agarwal Mohan, Mehta Hitesh
Appendiceal mucormycosis is a rare life-threatening infection seen in immunocompromised patients. It is usually seen in chemotherapy induced neutropenia in patients with hematological malignancies. Clinically, the symptoms and signs may be masked due to ongoing corticosteroids. The condition may mimic bacterial appendicitis and the less serious condition, typhlitis. The disease demands prompt surgical debulking and aggressive antifungal treatment. However, surgery is delayed due to the poor performance status and severe neutropenia...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Bryan Stanistreet, Derek Bell
Mucormycosis is a rare, rapidly progressive and often fatal fungal infection. The rarity of the condition lends itself to unfamiliarity, delayed treatment, and poor outcomes. Diagnosis of fungal infections early enough to enable appropriate treatment occurs in less than half of affected patients. A 56-year-old male with a history of diabetes mellitus II, hepatitis C, and intravenous drug abuse was involved in a rollover motor vehicle accident. He sustained circumferential partial and full-thickness burns to his lower extremities with 20% BSA burns...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Richard K Kugblenu, Will K Reeves
We review a unique set of documents, death certificates, catalogued in the US Air Force Mortality Registry, which tracks deaths for current and retired Air Force service members. We screened the records for all deaths caused by fungal diseases between 1970 and 2013. There were 216 deaths caused by a variety of diseases such as aspergillosis, blastomycosis, candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, mucormycosis, pneumocystosis, sporotrichosis, and zygomycosis. The single most common identified cause of death was opportunistic candidiasis...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
K Sunil Raviraj, P Miglani, A Garg, P K Agarwal
Mucormycosis, is an emerging fungal infection in immunocompromised and diabetic individuals, usually affects rhino-orbito-cerebral, cutaneous and pulmonary regions. But mucormycosis in immunocompetent environment is rare and occurrence of gastric mucormycosis is unusual. We report a case of 19 year old female, with no pre-existing co-morbidities, presented with fever, dysentery, vomiting, and melena for 4 days. On evaluation she was found to have pancytopenia, acute kidney injury, hemolytic anemia, coagulopathy and hepatic derangement and treated with hemodialysis, plasmapheresis along with antibiotics and packed cell RBC transfusion...
October 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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