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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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SANCHEZ-VELAZQUEZ, Patricia et al. Mucormycosis: an unusual cause of gastric perforation and severe bleeding in immunocompetent patients. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2017, vol.109, n.3, pp.223-225. ISSN 1130-0108.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17235/reed.2016.4269/2016.

Mucormycosis is a rare and often fatal opportunistic infection that especially occurs in immunocompromised patients. Primary gastrointestinal infection is uncommon and accounts for only approximately 7% of all cases of mucormycosis but it is associated with an 85% mortality rate due to perforation and massive bleeding. Very few cases of gastrointestinal mucormycosis in an immunocompetent host have been reported. We describe a case of gastric necrosis and massive bleeding due to fulminant invasive mucormycosis.

Keywords : Gastric; Mucormycosis; GI bleeding.

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