JEFF M. SANDS, M.D.; ABE M. MACHER, M.D.; TIMOTHY J. LEY, M.D.; ARTHUR W. NIENHUIS, M.D.
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.
SANDS JM, MACHER AM, LEY TJ, NIENHUIS AW. Disseminated Infection Caused by Cunninghamella bertholletiae in a Patient with Beta-Thalassemia: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Ann Intern Med. ;102:59–63. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-1-59
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(1):59-63.
Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Red Cell Disorders.
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