Intestinal Mucormycosis in A 44-Year-Old Woman Under Chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Authors

  • Houssem Harbi Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, University of Sfax, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
  • Imen Zribi Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, University of Sfax, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
  • Abderrahmen Masmoudi Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, University of Sfax, Tataouine Hospital, Tunisia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5535-4576
  • Amine Zouari Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, University of Sfax, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
  • Salah Boujelben Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, University of Sfax, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia

Keywords:

Intestinal Mucormycosis, Immunocompromised Patients, Surgery, Antifungal Therapy

Abstract

Intestinal Mucormycosis is a rare fungal disease with high morbidity and mortality, which occurs in severely immunocompromised patients. Early recognition of the infection is crucial to improve the prognosis. Urgent surgical debridement and antifungal therapy are lifesaving. We present a case of intestinal mucormycosis revealed by an occlusive syndrome in a 44- year–old patient undergoing chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.

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2023-03-23

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Houssem Harbi, Imen Zribi, Abderrahmen Masmoudi, Amine Zouari, Salah Boujelben. Intestinal Mucormycosis in A 44-Year-Old Woman Under Chemotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Alq J Med App Sci [Internet]. 2023 Mar. 23 [cited 2024 Jun. 21];:134-6. Available from: https://journal.utripoli.edu.ly/index.php/Alqalam/article/view/194

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