Paper of the Month - February 2012

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Three Cases of Mucormycosis from the Middle East: Different Risk Factors Leading to Different Outcomes

Tania A Baban, MD1, Roy A Raad, MD2, Dima Dandachi, MD1, Souha S Kanj, MD1, and Zeina A Kanafani, MD1
Mucormycosis is a devastating, rapidly progressive, life-threatening disease that necessitates urgent intervention, particularly in immunocompromised patients. So far, data on invasive mold infections from the Middle East and other developing countries are limited. We present three patients with invasive mucormycosis and document cures and survival in two of the three patients using conventional systemic antifungal therapy combined with wide surgical debridement.


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