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Mucormycoses in patients with hematologic malignancies: an emerging fungal infection.

Authors
  • Bethge, Wolfgang A
  • Schmalzing, Marc
  • Stuhler, Gernot
  • Schumacher, Ulrike
  • Kröber, Stefan-Martin
  • Horger, Marius
  • Einsele, Hermann
  • Kanz, Lothar
  • Hebart, Holger
Type
Published Article
Journal
Haematologica
Publisher
Ferrata Storti Foundation
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2005
Volume
90 Suppl
Identifiers
PMID: 16266913
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This experience demonstrates that patient with mucormycoses have a high mortality rate and early recognition followed by aggressive surgical debridement, high dose antifungal therapy and attempts to correct the underlying immunocompromised state are crucial in the treatment of this fatal infection.

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