alexa Rhino-cerebral zygomycosis resistant to antimycotic treatment: a case report.


Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

Author(s): Vyzantiadis TA, Kioumi A, Papadakis E, Braimi M, Dermitzakis E,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract We report a fatal case of a rhino-cerebral zygomycosis, caused by Rhizopus arrhizus (oryzae). The patient was suffering from idiopathic thrombopenic purpura, diagnosed 1 year earlier. He was already treated with methylprednisolone 5 months prior to his admission to the hospital for a loss of vision and pain in the left eye as well as left orbital cellulitis. After an initial empirical treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics and voriconazole (infection of unknown origin), the patient was treated with liposomal amphotericin as soon as a positive fungal culture revealed a zygomycete. Unfortunately, the mould was resistant to amphotericin B (MIC: 16 microg ml(-1)) and probably to posaconazole (MIC: 4 microg ml(-1)), which was co-administrated a few days later. This article was published in Mycoses and referenced in Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

  • Shoude Jin
    Mechanisms of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and airway smooth muscle remodeling: the potential roles of Abhd2
    PDF Version
  • Alsayed Alnahal
    Urinary netrin-1 predict early ischemic acute kidney injury after cardiopulmonary bypass
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Ping Yang
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) complicating early-stage lung cancer (LC)
    PDF Version
  • Gunilla Lindqvist
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A study of the relationship between patients’ feeling of guilt due to their belief of the disease being self inflicted
    PDF Version
  • Roger Mark Engel
    The effect of including manual therapy in the management of mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a randomized controlled trial
    PDF Version
  • Rupal Patel Mansukhani
    Correlation of Medication Therapy in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) Patients with 30-day Readmission Rates
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Hadeel Faisal Gad
    In-vitro analysis of cytokines responses of visceral leishmaniasis and pulmonary tuberculosis patients to homologous and heterologous antigen stimulation
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Xin Wang
    IL17 Pathway Involves Moderating Pulmonary Hypertension, a common complication of COPD, in Statins Therapy in Smoking Rats
    PPT Version | PDF Version

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version