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Saeed Askari P, Tahmasbi A, Esmaeil Moghaddam S, Ghazizadeh A R, Abbasifard M, Rayyani F et al . Mucormycosis Pneumonia in an Ulcerative Colitis Patient: A Case Report. JRUMS 2020; 18 (10) :1073-1080
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Background and Objectives: Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammation of colon mucosa that is treated by corticosteroids. Our aim in this study was to report a case of immunodeficiency in this disease caused by long-term corticosteroid treatment.
Case Report: This study was a case report of ulcerative colitis patient, who has been using prednisolone from five years ago till now without the doctor's prescription. The patient had referred to the Ali-ebn Abi-Taleb Hospital in Rafsanjan with respiratory complaint which was treated as staphylococcal pneumonia, but no improvement was made. During BAL and sputum culture, mucormycosis was diagnosed and treated.
Conclusion: This case report indicates the importance of following up in patients treated by corticosteroids, because if this drug was properly discontinued, he would not face this situation.
Key words: Pulmonary mucormycosis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Ulcerative colitis, Prednisolone
 
Funding: No funding.
Conflict of interest: No conflict of interest.
Ethical approval: This was a case report study which doesn’t get any ethical code, but we promise to not reveal our patients data.
 
How to cite this article: Saeed Askari P, Tahmasbi A, Esmaeil Moghaddam S, Ghazizadeh A R, Abbasifard M, Rayyani F, Kahnuji M. Mucormycosis [j1] Pneumonia in an Ulcerative Colitis Patient: A Case Report. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2020; 18 (10): 1073-80. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2019/06/11 | Accepted: 2019/12/17 | Published: 2020/01/20

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