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Cardiac mucormycosis. A report of five patients and review of 14 previously reported cases.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of clinical pathology
Publication Date
Volume
78
Issue
1
Pages
42–47
Identifiers
PMID: 7102606
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Five patients with mucormycosis of the heart are described. Two had leukemia,, one had multiple myeloma, one sideroblastic anemia, and one had been wounded when a body trap exploded. None had diabetes. In addition to heart involvement, each had mucormycosis of the lungs. Kidney was infected in two patients and gastrointestinal tract, spleen, liver, adrenal, brain, and skin were each involved in one patient. Three patients had cardiac symptoms. The findings in ten previously reported patients with de novo cardiac mucormycosis and in four patients with mucormycosis occurring in association with cardiovascular surgery are summarized.

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