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Clin Exp Gastroenterol


Gastrointestinal Mucormycosis-Induced Massive Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Rectal Perforation, and Pulmonary Embolism: A Long Diagnostic Pathway in a Case Report.


Ralaizanaka B M, Razafindrazoto C I, Bolot E, Bors G, Housson-Wetzel S, Razafimahefa S H, Ramanampamonjy R M, Claude P
Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2022; 15:145-151.
PMID: 35983373.


Mucormycosis is a rare systemic fungal infection, mainly observed in immunocompromised patients. It is responsible for surface and deep tissue destruction leading to perforations and hemorrhage. Its pathogenesis represented by an angio-invasion is at the origin of a local infarction and a vascular thrombosis. We report a case of gastrointestinal (GI) mucormycosis-induced multiple gastric ulcers, GI bleeding and rectal perforation.