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An unusual cause of bowel obstruction: Rhizopus Arrhizus diverticulitis.
Med Mycol Case Rep 2019; 25:15-18MM

Abstract

Mucormycosis is a fungal infection primarily afflicting immunocompromised or diabetic patients. Its presentation ranges from rhino-orbito-cerebral infections to disseminated mucormycosis with angioinvasion. We present a patient who developed a bowel obstruction one month after bone marrow transplant and was diagnosed with Rhizopus arrhizus diverticulitis despite antifungal therapy since transplantation. She underwent surgical removal with immediate fungal resurgence, declined further invasive intervention and was discharged on palliative isavuconazole. Seven months later she is alive with fungal containment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78234, United States.Department of Internal Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78234, United States.Infectious Disease Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78234, United States. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78234, United States.Department of Pathology, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78234, United States.Infectious Disease Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78234, United States. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX, 78234, United States.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31431881

Citation

Kou, Chungting, et al. "An Unusual Cause of Bowel Obstruction: Rhizopus Arrhizus Diverticulitis." Medical Mycology Case Reports, vol. 25, 2019, pp. 15-18.
Kou C, Rendo M, Kline D, et al. An unusual cause of bowel obstruction: Rhizopus Arrhizus diverticulitis. Med Mycol Case Rep. 2019;25:15-18.
Kou, C., Rendo, M., Kline, D., Bishop, B., & Yun, H. C. (2019). An unusual cause of bowel obstruction: Rhizopus Arrhizus diverticulitis. Medical Mycology Case Reports, 25, pp. 15-18. doi:10.1016/j.mmcr.2019.06.004.
Kou C, et al. An Unusual Cause of Bowel Obstruction: Rhizopus Arrhizus Diverticulitis. Med Mycol Case Rep. 2019;25:15-18. PubMed PMID: 31431881.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An unusual cause of bowel obstruction: Rhizopus Arrhizus diverticulitis. AU - Kou,Chungting, AU - Rendo,Matthew, AU - Kline,David, AU - Bishop,Bradie, AU - Yun,Heather C, Y1 - 2019/06/08/ PY - 2019/02/27/received PY - 2019/05/24/revised PY - 2019/06/07/accepted PY - 2019/8/22/entrez PY - 2019/8/23/pubmed PY - 2019/8/23/medline KW - Fungal diverticulitis KW - Mucormycosis KW - Rhizopus arrhizus KW - Salvage isavuconazole SP - 15 EP - 18 JF - Medical mycology case reports JO - Med Mycol Case Rep VL - 25 N2 - Mucormycosis is a fungal infection primarily afflicting immunocompromised or diabetic patients. Its presentation ranges from rhino-orbito-cerebral infections to disseminated mucormycosis with angioinvasion. We present a patient who developed a bowel obstruction one month after bone marrow transplant and was diagnosed with Rhizopus arrhizus diverticulitis despite antifungal therapy since transplantation. She underwent surgical removal with immediate fungal resurgence, declined further invasive intervention and was discharged on palliative isavuconazole. Seven months later she is alive with fungal containment. SN - 2211-7539 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31431881/An_unusual_cause_of_bowel_obstruction:_Rhizopus_Arrhizus_diverticulitis DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -