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J Korean Surg Soc. 2012 Nov;83(5):325-329. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2012.83.5.325
Choi HL , Shin YM , Lee KM , Choe KH , Jeon HJ , Sung RH , Shin KS , Shin YD , Yun HY , Song YJ , Choi JW , Ryu DH .
Department of Surgery, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Cheongju, Korea. dhryu@chungbuk.ac.kr
Department of Internal Medicine, Cheongju St. Mary Hospital, Cheongju, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Cheongju, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Cheongju, Korea.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Cheongju, Korea.
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Cheongju, Korea.
Abstract

Mucormycosis is a fatal opportunistic fungal infection that typically occurs in immunocompromised patients. The classical manifestation of mucormycosis is a rhinocerebral infection, and although primary gastrointestinal infection is uncommon, it has an extremely high mortality rate in immunocompromised patients. Furthermore, cases of gastrointestinal mucormycosis in an immunocompetent host are rarely reported. Here, we describe our experience of a male patient, with no underlying disease, who succumbed to a bowel infarction caused by intestinal mucormycosis during mechanical ventilatory care for severe pneumonia and septic shock.

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