Lower-Extremity Zygomycosis in a Patient with Traumatic Injuries

Koonce, Ryan C.; Price, Connie S.; Sutton, Deanna A.; Wickes, Brian L.; Montero, Paul N.; Morgan, Steven J.
March 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2009, Vol. 91-A Issue 3, p686
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a fifteen year old patient with traumatic injuries from an automobile accident who died twenty four days after being treated for a femoral fracture that was complicated by a necrotizing lower extremity zygomycosis infection. A discussion of diagnostic testing and therapeutics which were given to the patient prior to her death is presented.


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