Journal of Nephrology & Therapeutics

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Pulmonary Mucormycosis in End Stage Renal Disease Patients: Successful Outcome Due to Rapid Diagnosis


Upma Narain*,Arvind Gupta

Mucormycosis is a devastating fungal infection which usually occurs in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, chronic renal failure, haematological malignancies, or solid organ transplant recipients. Pulmonary mucormycosis may present as an unresolving pneumonia, multiple nodules, or a cavitating abscess, and is associated with an overall 80% mortality. The probable diagnosis of mucormycosis requires the combination of various clinical data and the isolation of the fungus from clinical samples. Treatment requires a rapid diagnosis, correction of predisposing factors, surgical resection, debridement and appropriate antifungal therapy. We are reporting a successfully treated case of culture proven pulmonary mucormycosis in non-diabetic ESRD patient.


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