Publications by authors named "Hamide Barzegar"

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Orbital mucormycosis in immunocompetent children; review of risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment approach.

BMC Infect Dis 2020 Oct 19;20(1):770. Epub 2020 Oct 19.

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Namazi Hospital, 7193711351, Zand Ave, Shiraz, Iran.

Background: Orbital mucormycosis is a rare but potentially severe and troublesome invasive fungal infection that could be occurred even in healthy individuals. The initial clinical presentation is similar to bacterial pre-septal or septal cellulitis, especially in early stages.

Case Presentation: Herein, we describe the successful management of a series of five cases presenting with orbital mucormycosis in previously healthy children.

Conclusions: Orbital mucormycosis is extremely rare in healthy children and maybe life-threatening when diagnosis delayed given a similar clinical presentation with bacterial septal cellulitis. Intravenous antifungal therapy with amphotericin B and timely surgical drainage is live-saving.
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