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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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INIGUEZ C, Rodrigo; CEVO E, Jimena  y  FONSECA A, Ximena. Therapeutic support in mucormycosis. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2006, vol.66, n.3, pp.236-242. ISSN 0718-4816.

Mucormycosis is an infrequent infection, caused by opportunistic fungi, that belong to the order of the mucorals, whose seal is vascular invasion through hypha, and that leads to arterial thrombosis. It generally affects patients with a basic disease and produces an invasive infection, which is frequently fulminating. We will now analyze the case of a 13 year old patient suffering from acute lymphatic leukemia and neutropenia secondary to chemotherapy, whose clinical picture is migraine, fever and rhynorrea. The images showed a compromise of the lateral wall of the sphenoidal cavity. He was treated with liposomal Amphotericin B, neutrophile growth factor and surgical resection in two opportunities with good clinical and radiological response

Palabras clave : Mucormycosis; liposomal Amphotericin B; neutrophile growth factor.

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