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Absidia posttraumatic infection: successful treatment with posaconazole

Published in Journal of Infection. 2005, vol. 51, no. 3, p. e135-8
Abstract The class zygomycetes is a large group of filamentous fungi found ubiquitously in nature, primarily in humid soil. Their virulence in immunocompetent hosts is low; therefore, they are usually considered to be contaminants of cultures. In the present study, we describe a patient who had severe traumatic injury with an Absidia infection, who developed intolerance to antifungal treatment with amphotericin B, but responded to posaconazole treatment.
Keywords Absidia/drug effectsAntifungal Agents/therapeutic useFacial Injuries/complicationsHumansMaleMandibular Injuries/complicationsMiddle AgedMucormycosis/drug therapy/microbiologyOrbital Fractures/complicationsTreatment OutcomeTriazoles/therapeutic use
PMID: 16230192
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GARBINO, Jorge et al. Absidia posttraumatic infection: successful treatment with posaconazole. In: Journal of Infection, 2005, vol. 51, n° 3, p. e135-8. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:39920

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