Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 64(6); 2008 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2008;64(6):451-455.
DOI:    Published online June 1, 2008.
A Case of Angio-invasive Pulmonary Mucormycosis with Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus.
Yu Ji Cho, Myoung Hee Kang, Hyeon Sik Kim, Yi Yeong Jeong, In Seok Jang, Ho Cheol Kim, Young Sil Hwang, Jong Deog Lee
1Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
Pulmonary mucormycosis is an uncommon, serious opportunistic infection caused by fungi belonging to the order Mucorales and it occurs exclusively in debilitated or immuno-compromised hosts. It is known that the fungi can invade the blood vessels and cause serious ischemic necrosis and bleeding5. We experienced a fatal case of pulmonary mucormycosis in a diabetic 75-year-old man who developed a progressive necrotizing lesion despite administering proper and prompt medical and surgical treatment. We report here on this case along with a review of the relevant medical literature.
Key Words: Mucormycosis, Angio-invasive, Diabetes-mellitus

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