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Ann Thorac Surg. 1997 Jan;63(1):230-2.

Tracheal mucormycosis.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia, Australia.

Abstract

Pulmonary mucormycosis is a recognized entity occurring in diabetics and immunocompromised patients. It has a poor prognosis unless early diagnosis is made and appropriate surgical therapy instituted along with appropriate antifungal therapy. We describe here one of few cases of tracheal involvement by mucormycosis. Extensive destruction of the trachea and bibasal pneumonia led to the patient's death.

PMID:
8993275
DOI:
10.1016/s0003-4975(96)00817-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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