Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

Fatal Mucormycosis Infection with Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a Kidney Transplant Patient

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Department of Nephrology, Sütcü Imam University, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Türkiye

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Department of Otolaryngology, Sütcü Imam University, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Türkiye

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Department of Radiology, Sütcü Imam University, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Türkiye

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Department of Medical Pathology, Sütcü Imam University, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Türkiye

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Sütcü Imam University, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Türkiye

Turkish J Nephrol 2023; 32: 170-173
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2023.2258335
Read: 127 Downloads: 81 Published: 01 April 2023

Mucormycosis is a life-threatening infection, especially seen in individuals with diabetes mellitus and immunosuppression, in which the vast majority of cases result in death. Early diagnosis is vital for treatment. Coronavirus disease 2019 infection can also lead to the development of mucormycosis infection. Only few cases have been reported in the literature. A 35-year-old kidney transplant patient was hospitalized for coronavirus disease 2019 infection with lung involvement and was further examined upon complaint of headache and visual impairment during follow-up, which was later diagnosed as mucormycosis infection. The patient died despite the initiation of emergent surgical debridement and amphotericin B therapy

Cite this article as: Betül Güzel F, Öztürk İ, Bilal N, et al. Fatal mucormycosis infection with coronavirus disease 2019 in a kidney transplant patient. Turk J Nephrol. 2023;32(2):170-173.

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