Successful treatment of invasive zygomycosis based on a prompt diagnosis using molecular methods in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia

Junichiro Yuda, Koji Kato, Yoshikane Kikushige, Kiyofumi Ohkusu, Makiko Kiyosuke, Keiji Sakamoto, Seido Oku, Noriko Miyake, Masako Kadowaki, Tadafumi Iino, Kazuki Tanimoto, Katsuto Takenaka, Hiromi Iwasaki, Toshihiro Miyamoto, Nobuyuki Shimono, Takanori Teshima, Koichi Akashi

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Abstract

Zygomycosis is a lethal and invasive mold infection that is often associated with hematological malignancies. The keys for successful treatment include making a rapid diagnosis and appropriately administering an-tifungal agents. We herein report the early diagnosis of a case of zygomycosis in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia using a deoxyribonucleic acid sequence analysis. We successfully performed allogeneic he-matopoietic stem cell transplantation with the use of high-dose liposomal amphotericin B and granulocyte transfusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1087-1091
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume53
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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