A Fatal Case of Disseminated Mucormycosis Mimicking a Malignancy
A 65-year-old female with multiple comorbidities (poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and remote diagnosis of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas status post-Whipple’s resection) presented with 5 days history of nonproductive cough, fever, shortness of breath, right chest pain, and headache after failing a course of oral amoxicillin. On admission, she was febrile and hypoxic with an oxygen saturation of 92% at room air. Physical examination was unremarkable. There is no significant exposure besides gardening.
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