Fatal Cunninghamella Bertholletiae Infection in an Immunocompetent Patient

Chest. 1990 Jun;97(6):1482-3. doi: 10.1378/chest.97.6.1482.


The first fatal Cunninghamella bertholletiae infection in a clinically immunocompetent host is reported. This case differs from previously reported cases by the lack of extensive vascular invasion and thrombosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Immunocompetence*
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / microbiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucorales / pathogenicity*
  • Mucormycosis / microbiology*