Disseminated Mucormycosis in a Patient with Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Misdiagnosed as Infection by Enterococcus faecium

S. Sammassimo, S. Mazzotta, M. Tozzi, S. Gentili, M. Lenoci, R. Santopietro, A. Bucalossi, M. Bocchia, F. Lauria

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Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rare complication in cancer patients. This report presents the case of a acute myeloblastic leukemia patient who developed an ascending paralysis due to disseminated mucormycosis. The presentation was unusual because the early symptoms were fever and pain, and the disease was misdiagnosed because of a concomitant infection by Enterococcus faecium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-489
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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