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Successful salvage of mucormycosis infection of the forearm and osteomyelitis of the ulna

Jones, NF and Shin, EK and Eo, SR and Starzl, TE (2008) Successful salvage of mucormycosis infection of the forearm and osteomyelitis of the ulna. Hand, 3 (4). 332 - 336. ISSN 1558-9447

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Abstract

A 6-month-old child developed cutaneous mucormycosis of the forearm 5 weeks after liver transplantation, which progressed to osteomyelitis of the proximal ulna. Aggressive treatment, which included serial radical debridements, intravenous administration of amphotericin B, and eventually split thickness skin graft coverage resulted in successful functional salvage of the forearm, wrist, and hand. Of the nine previously reported cases of mucormycosis affecting the forearm or hand in immunocompromised patients, all either required amputation of the hand or below elbow amputation, or resulted in the patient's death. Definitive early diagnosis and serial radical debridements may allow salvage of a functional hand. © American Association for Hand Surgery 2008.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Jones, NF
Shin, EK
Eo, SR
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 7 August 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Hand
Volume: 3
Number: 4
Page Range: 332 - 336
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/s11552-008-9119-x
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1558-9447
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062121573, Starzl CV No. 2251
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:38
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 13:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5637

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