Free perforation of sigmoid colon secondary to invasive mucormycosis in a critically III patient

R. Farhadieh, A. Salardini

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Abstract

Mucormycosis is a clinical entity attributed to opportunistic fungal infection of order Mucorales. This includes several pathogenic subtypes. It commonly affects the rhinocerebral sites and the immunocompromized patients with devastating results. Visceral mucormycosis is a relatively rare complication. We report the first free sigmoid colon perforation secondary to invasive mucormycosis and discuss the risk factors, methods of diagnosis, and pathogenesis of this clinical entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalIranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume33
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Colon
  • Immunosuppression
  • Mucormycosis
  • Perforation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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