Disseminated mucormycosis in a paediatric patient: Lichthemia corymbifera successfully treated with combination antifungal therapy

Anita Campbell, Celia Cooper, Stephen Davis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Mucormycosis is a severe fungal infection that largely affects immunocompromised individuals. It carries a high morbidity and mortality rate and is characterised by extensive angioinvasion and necrosis of host tissue. This case report details success in treating disseminated mucormycosis in a paediatric patient with an underlying haematological malignancy. Treatment included institution of combination antifungal therapy with liposomal amphotericin B and caspofungin, aggressive surgical debridement of infected tissue and reversal of underlying immunosuppression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Disseminated mucormycosis in a paediatric patient: Lichthemia corymbifera successfully treated with combination antifungal therapy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this