Pneumonectomy in pulmonary mucormycosis complicating Behçet's disease

M. Santo, A. Levy, M. J. Levy, A. Weinberger, R. Mor, I. Avidor, I. Rousso, J. Pinkhas

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Abstract

A 37 year old man with Beh,et's disease who was maintained on prolonged corticosteroid therapy, developed diabetic ketoacidosis and pneumonia. Secondary infection with mucor intervened with abscess formation cured by pneumonectomy. The association of Behşet's disease and mucormycosis has not been previously reported, although diabetes mellitus was almost certainly the predisposing cause. Surgical treatment offers the best chance of survival in similar cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-486
Number of pages2
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume62
Issue number728
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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