Disseminated infection caused by Cunninghamella bertholletiae in a patient with beta-thalassemia. Case report and review of the literature

J. M. Sands, A. M. Macher, T. J. Ley, A. W. Nienhuis

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Abstract

Rare cases of acute mucormycosis in immunocompromised persons have been attributed to Cunninghamella bertholletiae. We report the first known case of this organism causing a chronic, indolent, systemic disease clinically similar to entomophthoramycosis. Cunninghamella bertholletiae is an opportunistic pathogen whose morbidity may be underappreciated because it is usually considered to be a laboratory contaminant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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