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, vol.23, no.5, pp.433-437, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08880010600692138
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.433-437

Abstract

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.