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Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2013 Jun;29(2):96-8. doi: 10.1007/s12288-012-0148-9. Epub 2012 Feb 14.

Hepatic mucormycosis in a patient of acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case report with literature review.

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Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, R/O 3/17, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, 110060 India.
2
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, 110060 India.

Abstract

Mucormycosis is an invasive opportunistic fungal infection associated with a high mortality rate, and normally occurs in immunocompromised patients. It can be encountered during neutropenia following chemotherapy in acute leukemia patients. The common sites involved are rhinocerebral, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and spleen. Hepatic involvement has been reported rarely. We hereby report a case of acute lymphoblastic leukemia who while on chemotherapy developed hepatic mucormycosis and was managed successfully despite its treatment being quite challenging, especially in the context of surgery in a neutropenic sick patient.

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia; Amphotericin B; Mucormycosis

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