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Temporofacial zygomycosis in a pregnant woman

  • M. R. Buhl
  • T. P. Joseph
  • L. Buhl
  • B. E. Snelling
Case Report


A 38-year-old Omani woman, seven months pregnant, developed extensive zygomycosis involving maxillary and temporal bones. No evidence of any underlying immune deficiency was detected except that which may be attributed to pregnancy. After delivery the patient was treated with repeated courses of amphotericin B, which resulted in a complete clinical resolution. Zygomycosis in uncomplicated pregnancy has not been previously described.


Public Health Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Pregnant Woman General Practice 
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Temporofaziale Zygomykose bei einer Schwangeren


Eine 38jährige Frau aus dem Sultanat Oman entwickelte im siebten Schwangerschaftsmonat eine Zygomykose, die die Oberkiefer-und Schläfenknochen befiel. Es bestand kein Anhalt für über die schwangerschaftsassoziierte Beeinträchtigung der Abwehrlage hinaus bestehende Immunstörungen. Nach der Entbindung wurde die Patientin erfolgreich mit Amphotericin B behandelt und eine komplette klinische Wiederherstellung erreicht. Bisher liegen keine Berichte über eine Zygomykose bei unkomplizierter Schwangerschaft vor.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Buhl
    • 1
  • T. P. Joseph
    • 1
  • L. Buhl
    • 2
  • B. E. Snelling
    • 3
  1. 1.Infectious Disease UnitSultan Qaboos UniversityAl Khod, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  2. 2.Dept. of HistopathologySultan Qaboos UniversityAl Khod, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  3. 3.Dept. of DentistryAl Nahda HospitalMuscat, Sultanate of Oman

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