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Intestinal mucormycosis in a neonate: A case report and review

Author(s): Sarin Yogesh

Journal: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN 0971-9261

Volume: 15;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 98;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Amphotericin B | mucormycosis | necrotizing enterocolitis | neonate | rhizopus

Mucormycosis is a fungal disease that may rarely invade the gastrointestinal tract of newborn, resulting in high morbidity and mortality. Clinically, it may be indistinguishable from the neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis and the diagnosis is usually made on autopsy or histopathology of excised surgical specimen. We report a neonatal survivor of the illness.
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