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Phycomycotic abscesses in a preterm infant.
  1. P C Ng,
  2. P R Dear
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Leeds, St James's University Hospital.


    We report a case of neonatal infection with rhizopus, one of the Mucoraceae family. Human infection is rare but the mortality is high without prompt, correct treatment. The infant had a simultaneous candida septicaemia secondary to colonisation of a central venous line. Serial C reactive protein estimations are valuable in monitoring treatment.

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