Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis of the Jejunum in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report

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Abstract

Rationale:

Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis (GIM) is a kind of opportunistic fungal infection with poor prognosis. It usually occurs in patients with immune deficiency. We reported a case of immunocompetent male patient.

Patient concerns:

This patient was presented as abdominal distension and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Diagnoses:

A variety of hemostatic methods was ineffective to stop the bleeding. The patient finally received laparotomy, and the jejunum lesions were found.

Interventions:

Pathological examination confirmed it to be gastrointestinal mucormycosis in jejunum.

Outcomes:

However, after systemic anti-fungi therapy, the patient died of septic shock.

Lessons:

The diagnosis mainly relies on pathological examination. Early diagnosis and early application of systemic amphotericin B liposome were fundamental for improving the prognosis.

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