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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Harrasser, Norbert; Banke, Ingo J; Hauschild, Matthias; Lenze, Ulrich; Prodinger, Peter M; Toepfer, Andreas; Peschel, Christian; von Eisenhart-Rothe, Rüdiger; Ringshausen, Ingo; Verbeek, Mareike 
Title:
Clinical challenge: fatal mucormycotic osteomyelitis caused by Rhizopus microsporus despite aggressive multimodal treatment. 
Abstract:
Mucormycosis is an invasive mycotic disease caused by fungi in the zygomycetes class. Although ubiquitous in the environment, zygomycetes are rarely known to cause invasive disease in immunocompromised hosts with a high mortality even under aggressive antifungal and surgical therapy. Clinically, mucormycosis frequently affects the sinus occasionally showing pulmonary or cerebral involvement. However skeletal manifestation with Rhizopus microsporus (RM) osteomyelitis leading to emergency surgical...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
BMC Infect Dis 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
14 
Pages contribution:
488 
Language:
eng 
TUM Institution:
Orthopädische und Sportorthopädische Klinik und Poliklinik; III. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik