Bone marrow necrosis associated with a Mucor infection

Am J Med. 1977 Mar;62(3):404-8. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(77)90838-5.

Abstract

Peripheral blood cytopenia due to documented marrow necrosis is an unusual occurrence. This report describes a diabetic patient who presented with profound anemia and thrombocytopenia. Extensive bone marrow necrosis was demonstrated. He had a large renal cyst that contained hyphae later identified as Mucor species. It is postulated that the marrow necrosis was a direct or indirect result of Mucor infection. The phenomenon of bone marrow necrosis in reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Bone Marrow / pathology
  • Bone Marrow Cells
  • Cysts / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / microbiology
  • Male
  • Mucor / isolation & purification
  • Mucormycosis / complications*
  • Mucormycosis / diagnosis
  • Mucormycosis / microbiology
  • Mucormycosis / pathology
  • Necrosis
  • Osteomyelitis / complications*
  • Osteomyelitis / diagnosis
  • Osteomyelitis / microbiology
  • Osteomyelitis / pathology
  • Thrombocytopenia / diagnosis