Rhinocerebral mucormycosis after liver transplantation; a case report

Fumiyo Higaki, T. Sei, K. Kato, S. Sato, S. Akaki, Susumu 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 - 2007

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Mucormycosis
Liver Transplantation
Mycoses
Delayed Diagnosis
Sinusitis
Opportunistic Infections
Organ Transplantation
Orbit
Nose
Immunosuppression
Survival Rate
Brain
Therapeutics

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Rhinocerebral mucormycosis after liver transplantation; a case report. / Higaki, Fumiyo; Sei, T.; Kato, K.; Sato, S.; Akaki, S.; Kanazawa, Susumu.

In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology, Vol. 52, No. 7, 2007, p. 913-917.

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Higaki, F, Sei, T, Kato, K, Sato, S, Akaki, S & Kanazawa, S 2007, 'Rhinocerebral mucormycosis after liver transplantation; a case report', Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 913-917.
Higaki, Fumiyo ; Sei, T. ; Kato, K. ; Sato, S. ; Akaki, S. ; Kanazawa, Susumu. / Rhinocerebral mucormycosis after liver transplantation; a case report. In: Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology. 2007 ; Vol. 52, No. 7. pp. 913-917.
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