Disseminated mucormycosis in an adolescent with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus

Michael C. McCrory, Blake A. Moore, Thomas A. Nakagawa, Laurence B. Givner, Donald R. Jason, Elizabeth L. Palavecino, Samuel J. Ajizian

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Abstract

We report a 16-year-old, previously healthy female who presented with disseminated mucormycosis leading to multiorgan failure and death with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus and ketoacidosis. We review previous reported cases of mucormycosis in children with diabetes to demonstrate that this uncommon invasive infection may cause significant morbidity and mortality in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1094-1096
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Mucormycosis
  • Pediatric
  • Type 1 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    McCrory, M. C., Moore, B. A., Nakagawa, T. A., Givner, L. B., Jason, D. R., Palavecino, E. L., & Ajizian, S. J. (2014). Disseminated mucormycosis in an adolescent with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 33(10), 1094-1096. https://doi.org/10.1097/INF.0000000000000383