Absidia corymbifera infections in neonates.

  title={Absidia corymbifera infections in neonates.},
  author={Sanjiv B Amin and Richard M. Ryan and Leon A. Metlay and W. Joe Watson},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={26 4},
We report the first two documented cases of neonatal zygomycosis caused by Absidia corymbifera. A premature infant developed disseminated disease from a cutaneous site with pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and cerebral involvement. The infant died despite amphotericin B therapy and surgical debridement. The second case occurred in a full-term infant with congenital heart disease and fungal pneumonitis. Zygomycosis was not suspected because of underlying cardiac disease and a complicated… CONTINUE READING


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