A Pulmonary Mucormycosis Case Related to the Use of Home-Ventilator Machine/ Un caso de mucormicosis pulmonar relacionado con el uso de un ventilador doméstico

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Özlü C., Ergene Ü., Alkan S.

Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine, vol.4, no.1, pp.75-79, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Mucormycosis is rare in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. A Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukaemia (CMML) is among the most aggressive and poorly understood chronic myeloid malignancies, and Mucormycosis is an uncommonly encountered clinical syndrome in immunocompromised hematology patients. Patients treated with mechanical ventilation are at a substantially higher risk for infection. Also, the patients who are using home respirator devices at high risk for mucormycosis. Patients must be informed in detail about the device and its proper use. Additionally, all immunocompromised patients should be informed about the protection of the respiratory tract. Dirty or contaminated equipment are potential sources of infection. All devices and accessories should be cleaned regularly. The tubes should also be checked frequently to ensure that they are safely connected. The purpose of this case is to report an uncommon case of pulmonary mucormycosis related to the use of the home-ventilator device.