Volume 25
Number 2
May 2017
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Case Reports
M. van Lieshout, A.H.J.W. Janssen, C.F.M. Linssen, E.A.M. Beckers, W.N.K.A. van Mook, D.C.J.J. Bergmans

Mucormycosis is an invasive mould infection, which is associated with haematological malignancies and is often fatal. The keys for successful treatment are focus on early diagnosis, surgical debridement when possible and appropriate administration of appropriate antifungal agents. We report a case of disseminated mucormycosis in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia diagnosed and identified by polymerase chain reaction analysis. After surgical debulking, the patient was successfully treated with antifungal therapy.


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