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