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Mucormycosis is a relatively rare, life-threatening and opportunistic infection that affects immunocompromised patients. We present the unusual case of pulmonary mucormycosis in a 13-year-old Caucasian female that had recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Our case serves as an example to healthcare providers treating immunosuppressed patients with pneumonia to have a high clinical suspicion for fungal infections, as delay in diagnosis and treatment can result in disseminated disease and higher patient mortality risk.
Mucormycosis; Diabetes mellitus; Invasive fungal infections; Complications of diabetes mellitus
Medicine and Health Sciences
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Galvis, A. E.
Pulmonary Mucormycosis in an Adolescent Female with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.