Intestinal zygomycosis due to absidia corymbifera mimicking necrotizing enterocolitis in a preterm neonate

Steven C. Diven, Carlos Angel, Hal K. Hawkins, Judith L. Rowen, Karen E. Shattuck

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Abstract

Zygomycosis is a rare fungal disease that occurs in compromised human hosts, including the preterm infant. The three clinical forms of zygomycosis are cellulitis, disseminated, and gastrointestinal, and the last often mimics necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), complicating the diagnosis. This report details a case of primary gastrointestinal zygomycosis due to Absidia corymbifera, mimicking NEC, in a preterm infant, and emphasizes features that may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of future cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)794-796
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume24
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

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Absidia
Zygomycosis
Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Newborn Infant
Premature Infants
Cellulitis
Mycoses
Rare Diseases
Early Diagnosis
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Intestinal zygomycosis due to absidia corymbifera mimicking necrotizing enterocolitis in a preterm neonate. / Diven, Steven C.; Angel, Carlos; Hawkins, Hal K.; Rowen, Judith L.; Shattuck, Karen E.

In: Journal of Perinatology, Vol. 24, No. 12, 01.12.2004, p. 794-796.

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Diven, Steven C. ; Angel, Carlos ; Hawkins, Hal K. ; Rowen, Judith L. ; Shattuck, Karen E. / Intestinal zygomycosis due to absidia corymbifera mimicking necrotizing enterocolitis in a preterm neonate. In: Journal of Perinatology. 2004 ; Vol. 24, No. 12. pp. 794-796.
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