Gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis in a patient suffering from duodenal ulcer with perforation: First case report from Italy

Maurizio Sanguinetti, Elena De Carolis, Eva Maria Parisio, Giulio Camarlinghi, Maria Nardone, Romano Mattei

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis (GIB), an unusual fungal infection caused by the fungus Basidiobolus ranarum, is rarely reported in the medical literature. GIB is difficult to diagnose because its clinical presentation is non-specific and has no identifiable risk factors. We report here the first case of GIB diagnosed in Italy in a patient suffering from a duodenal ulcer with perforation. The patient was successfully treated with itraconazole. The absence of non-specific signs and symptoms of GIB may delay a definitive diagnosis and treatment. A microbiological investigation should always be requested in order to reach a rapid and definitive diagnosis and to rule out other intestinal diseases.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)125-128
Numero di pagine4
RivistaNew Microbiologica
Volume42
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2019

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Basidiobolomycosis
  • Basidiobolus ranarum
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Entomophthorales
  • Fungal infection
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Itraconazole
  • Male
  • Peptic Ulcer Perforation
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Zygomycosis

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