Case Report

Nonfatal Gastric Mucormycosis in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Authors: ENRIQUE J. MARTINEZ MD, MARGARITA R. CANCIO MD, JOHN T. SINNOTT IV MD, ALBERT L. VINCENT PhD, STEPHEN G. BRANTLEY MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Mucormycosis historically has caused substantial morbidity with high mortality in renal transplant patients with disseminated and/or rhinocerebral infection and in patients with gastrointestinal illness regardless of predisposing conditions. We report the first successful treatment of gastric mucormycosis in a renal transplant recipient and review presumed pathogenic mechanisms of mucormycosis in renal transplant recipients as well as historical data.

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