Mucormycosis rhinosinusitis at diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Diagnostics and management challenges in a low-middle-income country

Journal Article

© 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. We present the case of an adolescent with mucor rhinosinusitis diagnosed concomitantly with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. We also discuss the challenges faced in the dual management of hematologic malignancies and invasive fungal disease in a low-middle-income country, such as access to diagnostics, immunosuppressants, imaging, and antifungals. Despite these shortcomings, the patient was successfully treated for both the diseases. Low-middle-income country hospitals can effectively treat invasive fungal diseases by providing adequate diagnostic and support services, which can improve the outcomes of pediatric cancer patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mandegari, E; Fu, L; Arambú, C; Montoya, S; Peña, A; Johnson, KM; Perfect, JR; Caniza, MA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 3

Start / End Page

  • e173 - e177

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-3678

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1077-4114

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000198

Citation Source

  • Scopus