Gastric mucormycosis in an immunocompetent patient with fatal outcome

Authors

  • Md Mainul Hasan Chowdhury Classified Medicine Specialist, Combined Military Hospital, Ramu, Bangladesh
  • Kaniz Fatema Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Fatema Ahmed Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Kazi Nuruddin Ahmed Consultant, Asgar Ali Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • ASM Areef Ahsan Professor & Head, Critical Care Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Omar Faruque Professor & Chief Consultant, Intensive Care Unit, United Hospitals Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i3.55224

Keywords:

gastric mucormycosis, immunocompetent patient, mucormycosis

Abstract

Mucormycosis is being reported as a serious fungal infection with grave outcomes among patients recovering from corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This condition is a new challenge for the physicians in this pandemic situation. Mucormycosis predominantly occurs among patients with immunosuppression but immunocompetent patients are not immune. Here, we report a case of gastric mucormycosis occurring in an immunocompetent patient during the pre-COVID era. Patient presented with fever and upper gastro-intestinal bleeding. Diagnostic work-up confirmed gastric mucormycosis. His response to medical management was unsatisfactory and he died while awaiting a gastric resection.

BIRDEM Med J 2021; 11(3): 223-226

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Published

2021-08-22

How to Cite

Chowdhury, M. M. H. ., Fatema, K. ., Ahmed, F. ., Ahmed, K. N. ., Ahsan, A. A. ., & Faruque, M. O. . (2021). Gastric mucormycosis in an immunocompetent patient with fatal outcome. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 11(3), 223–226. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i3.55224

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Case Reports