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Breaking the mold: A case of pulmonary mucormycosis treated with isavuconazole
- Huggins, Jonathan, Al Jurdi, Ayman, Gupta, Renuka
- Medical mycology case reports 2019 v.23 pp. 34-36
- burden of disease, case studies, fungi, immunocompromised population, kidneys, morbidity, mortality, mycology, patients, surgery
- Pulmonary mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic invasive fungal infection that disproportionately affects immunocompromised hosts and carries high morbidity and mortality. It is traditionally treated with combined pharmacologic and surgical modalities. Here we present a case of pulmonary mucormycosis in a patient whose disease burden precluded surgical management, and in whom acute kidney injury necessitated therapy with an alternative to the recommended pharmacologic antifungal therapy.