Healthcare-associated mucormycosis.

  title={Healthcare-associated mucormycosis.},
  author={Blandine Rammaert and Fanny Lanternier and Jean-Ralph Zahar and Eric Dannaoui and Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux and Marc Lecuit and Olivier Lortholary},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={54 Suppl 1},
Mucormycosis is a severe emerging invasive fungal infection that occurs as a consequence of environmental exposure. We exhaustively reviewed all the cases of mucormycosis (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycoses Study Group 2008 criteria) attributed to healthcare procedures that occurred between 1970 and 2008. A total of 169 cases were studied (29% children, 61% male). Major underlying diseases were solid organ transplantation (24%), diabetes mellitus (22%), and… CONTINUE READING
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