Survival after isolated cerebral mucormycosis

Bruce A. Cook, Christopher B. White, Susan M. Blaney, James W. Bass

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Abstract

Cerebral mucormycosis is a rare disorder caused by sev-eral genera of the family Mucoraceae. The genera Rhizo- pus, Absidia, and Mucor are the predominant pathogenic groups. Disease caused by these organisms usually com-plicates an underlying chronic illness, such as diabetes mellitus or malignancy. Cerebral involvement usually oc-curs from an ascending infection from the paranasal si-nuses via the orbit and is usually associated with poorly controlled diabetes. The pulmonary system is the most common site of infection in patients with leukemia. Iso-lated cerebral mucormycosis not associated with head trauma or intravenous drug abuse is a rare disorder. We report what we believe to be the first successfully treated case of isolated cerebral mucormycosis in a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia in remission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-333
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Craniocerebral Trauma
Diabetes Mellitus
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Keywords

  • Infection
  • Leukemia
  • Mucormycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Cook, B. A., White, C. B., Blaney, S. M., & Bass, J. W. (1989). Survival after isolated cerebral mucormycosis. American Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 11(3), 330-333.

Survival after isolated cerebral mucormycosis. / Cook, Bruce A.; White, Christopher B.; Blaney, Susan M.; Bass, James W.

In: American Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Vol. 11, No. 3, 01.01.1989, p. 330-333.

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Cook, BA, White, CB, Blaney, SM & Bass, JW 1989, 'Survival after isolated cerebral mucormycosis', American Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 330-333.
Cook BA, White CB, Blaney SM, Bass JW. Survival after isolated cerebral mucormycosis. American Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 1989 Jan 1;11(3):330-333.
Cook, Bruce A. ; White, Christopher B. ; Blaney, Susan M. ; Bass, James W. / Survival after isolated cerebral mucormycosis. In: American Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 1989 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 330-333.
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