Absidia corymbifera infections in neonates

S. B. Amin, R. M. Ryan, L. A. Metlay, W. J. Watson

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We report the first two documented cases of neonatal zygomycosis caused by Absidia corymbifera. A premature infant developed disseminated disease from a cutaneous site with pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and cerebral involvement. The infant died despite amphotericin B therapy and surgical debridement. The second case occurred in a full-term infant with congenital heart disease and fungal pneumonitis. Zygomycosis was not suspected because of underlying cardiac disease and a complicated postoperative course, and this infant also died. Absidia joins a growing list of opportunistic fungal pathogens of the compromised neonate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)990-992
Number of pages3
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998


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