Zygomycosis due to mucor circinelloides in a neutropenic patient receiving chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia

Joyce D. Fingeroth, Richard S. Roth, James A. Talcott, Michael G. Rinaldi

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Abstract

Mucor circinelloides form circinelloides has rarely been associated with human disease, even in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of cutaneous zygomycosis caused by M. circinelloides in a 23-year-old neutropenic woman receiving consolidation chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia. The organism was exquisitely susceptible to amphotericin B. Despite the fact that the patient was profoundly neutropenic for an additional 3 weeks, the lesions began to resolve during therapy, and no surgical debridement was required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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