Jensen, Eva Magrethe Precht2; Clemmensen, Stine1; Bjørndal, Kristine2; Krogdahl, Annelise2
1 Hæmatologisk Klinik, Finsencentret, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark2 unknown
Zygomycosis is an invasive and increasingly emerging life-threatening infection. Diabetes is the most common risk factor; however, zygomycosis has increased among patients with haematologic malignancy, which is now the second most common risk factor with an incidence of 16%. Rapid diagnosis and treatment are essential for patient survival. In the Danish literature, only a few cases have been reported. We present two cases of zygomycosis, both with a fatal outcome, and we discuss the pathogenesis and treatment of invasive zygomycosis.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2011, Vol 173, Issue 5, p. 353-4