Successful treatment of invasive zygomycosis based on a prompt diagnosis using molecular methods in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia.
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Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Zygomycosis is a lethal and invasive mold infection that is often associated with hematological malignancies. The keys for successful treatment include making a rapid diagnosis and appropriately administering antifungal agents. We herein report the early diagnosis of a case of zygomycosis in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia using a deoxyribonucleic acid sequence analysis. We successfully performed allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with the use of high-dose liposomal amphotericin B and granulocyte transfusion.
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