Cardiac mucormycosis in a child with severe aplastic anemia: A case report


Sasmaz I., Leblebisatan G. , Antmen B., Binokay F. , Tunali N., Kilinc Y.

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, cilt.23, sa.5, ss.433-437, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/08880010600692138
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.433-437

Özet

Mucormycosis is an uncommon, severe, life-threatening fungal infection in the immunocompromised host. Mucormycosis with aplastic anemia is seen rarely. Only a few cases of cardiac mucormycosis with aplastic anemia have been reported in the literature. The authors present a case with severe aplastic anemia that did not respond to classic and immunosuppressive treatment for disease and developing invasive cardiac mucormycosis despite empiric treatment for febrile neutropenia.