A rare zygomycosis due to Cunninghamella bertholletiae

Mycoses. Sep-Oct 1993;36(9-10):293-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.1993.tb00769.x.


An unusual endobronchial zygomycosis due to Cunninghamella bertholletiae in a leukaemic patient is reported. Following bypass operation, fungal infection developed. The patient died on day 7 after surgery as a result of long-term immunosuppressive treatment and haemodynamic complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bronchial Diseases / complications
  • Bronchial Diseases / microbiology*
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive / complications*
  • Male
  • Mucormycosis / complications
  • Mucormycosis / microbiology*