A fatal case of cutaneous zygomycosis in a patient with severe metabolic acidosis

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  • External authors:
  • K Katsogianni
  • S Matsoukas
  • M Tsagarakis
  • P Georgiou
  • P Giannopoulou
  • G Liapi
  • A Antonopoulos

Abstract

We present a case of cutaneous zygomycosis in a patient with an ureteroileostomy and severe metabolic acidosis, but without diabetes. The patient died despite multiple aggressive surgical interventions and antifungal therapy with liposomal amphotericin B. Ureteroileostomy-related acidosis can be a predisposing factor for zygomycosis. Metabolic acidosis can have a role in the severity of cutaneous disease.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-7
Number of pages4
JournalMYCOSES
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009