Esophageal mucormycosis in an immunocompetent child: A rare presentation

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Invasive mucormycosis of the esophagus (rare) and gastrointestinal tract is emerging as an important cause of concern in children. It usually affects immunosuppressed individuals. However, infection of immunocompetent children is also seen. The diagnosis of mucormycosis is difficult both at the clinical and the laboratory level, hence leading to unsatisfactory treatment and high mortality rates. The infection is usually life threatening so an early diagnosis and prompt administration of antifungal therapy is imperative.

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Bhattacharya, J. B., Kaushal, S., & Aggarwal, S. K. (2016). Esophageal mucormycosis in an immunocompetent child: A rare presentation. Biomedical Journal, 39(2), 155–157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bj.2015.11.001

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