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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2018, Article ID 2658083, 4 pages
Case Report

Pulmonary Mucormycosis in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Neutropenia

Department of Medicine, Reading Health System, 420 S. Fifth Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Izza Mir; gro.htlaehgnidaer@rim.azzi

Received 14 September 2017; Revised 1 January 2018; Accepted 15 January 2018; Published 19 February 2018

Academic Editor: Sinésio Talhari

Copyright © 2018 Izza Mir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pulmonary mucormycosis is a rare life-threatening fungal infection associated with high mortality. We present the case of a 61-year-old man with history of chronic lymphocytic leukemia who presented with fever and cough, eventually diagnosed with pulmonary mucormycosis after right lung video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The patient was successfully treated with amphotericin B and right lung pneumonectomy; however, he later died from left lung pneumonia.