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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-33

Zygomycosis in a renal allograft recipient

Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Cochin, India

Correspondence Address:
V N Unni
Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Elamakkara P.O., Cochin - 682 026
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.50679

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Invasive fungal infections can cause considerable morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Zygomycosis is a type of invasive fungal infection with a rapid course and grave prognosis. Renal transplant recipients with concomitant diabetes mellitus are most susceptible to this infection. We report here a case of disseminated zygomycosis ( Rhizopus sp.) in a renal allograft recipient with posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM). This is the first reported case of zygomycosis caused by Rhizopus species.


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