Two pediatric patients with mucormycosisİbrahim Bayram1, Atila Tanyeli1, Shafik Dossaji1, İlgen Şaşmaz1, Aysun Oğuz2, Melek Ergin2, Süreyya Soyupak3
1Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Istanbul
2Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Adana
3Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Adana
Mucormycosis is a rare, opportunistic infection caused by Mucoroles, class Zygomycetes. It produces fatal infections in immunocomprised patients in the childhood. We describe two case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis in neutropenic patients with relapses.Keywords: Mucormycosis, child
Case 1 (AD); 13 year-old-boy was diagnosed as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and treated with BFM-95 protocol. He relapsed on his 21st month of maintenance therapy. Bone marrow aspiration showed acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) and started AML treatment. After first induction therapy, he had suffered from febrile neutropenia. On 17th day of hospitalization, he had oral infection and biopsy specimen showed mucor infection.
Case 2 (ZA); 14 year-old-girl. Bone marrow transplantation was done because of relapsed ALL. On 12st day after transplantation, she had had neutropenic period with necrotic lesion on her soft and hard palate with the diagnosis of mucor infection.
Mukormukozisli iki pediatrik hastaİbrahim Bayram1, Atila Tanyeli1, Shafik Dossaji1, İlgen Şaşmaz1, Aysun Oğuz2, Melek Ergin2, Süreyya Soyupak3
1Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Pediatri Bilim Dalı, Adana
2Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Adana
3Çukurova Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Adana
Anahtar Kelimeler: Mukormikoz, çocuk
İbrahim Bayram, Atila Tanyeli, Shafik Dossaji, İlgen Şaşmaz, Aysun Oğuz, Melek Ergin, Süreyya Soyupak. Two pediatric patients with mucormycosis. Medeniyet Med J. 2004; 19(2): 121-124
Corresponding Author: İbrahim Bayram, Türkiye