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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology; Department of Pathology

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Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Infectious Disease | Respiratory Tract Diseases


We report a case of pulmonary Rhizopus microsporus infection in a patient with untreated diabetes following brush clearing. The patient was successfully treated with a combined medical and surgical approach with complete resolution of the lung lesions and remains asymptomatic at 11-month follow-up.


Environmental exposure, Molecular diagnostics, Multifocal pneumonia, Rhizopus microsporus

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Copyright © 2014 International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (

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Med Mycol Case Rep. 2014 Aug 8;6:14-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2014.08.001. eCollection 2014. Link to article on publisher's site

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Medical mycology case reports

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
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