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Absidia posttraumatic infection: successful treatment with posaconazole

Published inThe Journal of infection, vol. 51, no. 3, p. e135-138
Publication date2005
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 effects
  • Antifungal Agents/therapeutic use
  • Facial Injuries/complications
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandibular Injuries/complications
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucormycosis/drug therapy/microbiology
  • Orbital Fractures/complications
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Triazoles/therapeutic use
Citation (ISO format)
GARBINO, Jorge et al. Absidia posttraumatic infection: successful treatment with posaconazole. In: The Journal of infection, 2005, vol. 51, n° 3, p. e135–138. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2004.11.002
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