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September 1972

Mucormycosis in a Patient Receiving Azathioprine

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Otolaryngology, Denver General Hospital, Denver. Dr. Stevens is currently in private practice in Albany, Ore; Dr. Newell is in private practice in Bellingham, Wash; and Dr. Bergstrom is with the University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;96(3):250-251. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090372008

Mucormycosis developed in a renal transplant patient receiving immunosuppressive drugs. The patient had only mildly elevated blood glucose levels as the result of high steroid dosage. The diagnosis of Mucor was confirmed by culture and histopathologic examination. The patient appears to have been cured by surgical excision. The need for early diagnosis and prompt initiation of treatment is stressed.