Rhinocerebral mucormycosis after liver transplantation; a case report

Fumiyo Higaki, T. Sei, K. Kato, S. Sato, S. Akaki, S. Kanazawa

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Abstract

Organ transplantation is widely performed in many countries, and these transplant recipients are at significantly great risk of acquiring rhinocerebral mucormycosis, which is a recognized opportunistic fungal infection that is associated with immunosuppression. Clinical manifestation includes a rapidly progressive involvement of the nose, orbit, and brain, which is called a fulminant type. This type of rhinocerebral mucormycosis has a low survival rate, and this is related to delayed diagnosis and treatment. We report a case of fulminant rhinocerebral mucormycosis where radiographic evaluation of sinusitis revealed slight mucosal thickening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913-917
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume52
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 9 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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