Gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis treated with posaconazole

Stacey R. Rose, Mark D. Lindsley, Steven F. Hurst, Christopher D. Paddock, Thara Damodaran, John Bennett

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Abstract

A 67 year-old Caucasian male from Arizona presented with indolent symptoms of intestinal obstruction and hydronephrosis, found at surgery to be caused by a mass involving the terminal ileum and cecum, extending into the posterior abdominal wall and obstructing the right ureter. Histopathology was diagnostic of basidiobolomycosis. PCR of tissue and sequencing identified the fungus as, Basidiobolus ranarum. During one year of posaconazole treatment, the residual mass shrank, hydronephrosis was relieved and peripheral eosinophilia resolved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Basidiobolomycosis
  • Posaconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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