Intest Res.  2008 Dec;6(2):140-144.

A Case of Ileal Mucormycosis in a Patient with Gastrointestinal Behcet's Disease

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Gastroenterology,Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kimwonho@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Surgery, Institute of Gastroenterology,Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Institute of Gastroenterology,Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Zygomycosis (mucormycosis) is a rare fungal infectious disease, usually found in association with an immunocompromised state. Gastrointestinal mucormycosis is extremely rare and fatal, thus it is important to detect and manage this disease at an early stage in an effort to improve survival. To date, no cases of mucormycosis superimposed on gastrointestinal Behcet's disease have been reported. Herein we report a case in which gastrointestinal mucormycosis occurred in a 17-year-old-female with Behcet's disease. The patient recovered from her disease after undergoing an ileocecectomy.

Keyword

Mucormycosis; Behcet Syndrome; Intestine, Small

MeSH Terms

Behcet Syndrome
Communicable Diseases
Glycogen Storage Disease Type VI
Humans
Intestine, Small
Mucormycosis
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