GLOBAL GUIDELINE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF MUCORMYCOSIS: AN INITIATIVE OF THE ECMM IN COOPERATION WITH THE MSG ERC
Author(s): ,
Oliver Cornely
Affiliations:
Department I of Internal Medicine,University Hospital of Cologne,Cologne,Germany;German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF) partner site Bonn-Cologne,Cologne,Germany;CECAD Cluster of Excellence, University of Cologne,Cologne,Germany;Clinical Trials Center Cologne, University Hospital of Cologne,Cologne,Germany
Arunaloke Chakrabarti
Affiliations:
Department of Medical Microbiology,Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,Chandigarh,India
EHA Library. CORNELY O. Jun 15, 2019; 266901; PS1284
Oliver CORNELY
Oliver CORNELY
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Abstract

Abstract: PS1284

Type: Poster Presentation

Presentation during EHA24: On Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 17:30 - 19:00

Location: Poster area

Background
Mucormycosis is a rare disease that may progress rapidly. Although urgent surgical and medical intervention is lifesaving, diagnosis is often delayed and mortality rates are high. Guidance on the complex multidisciplinary management has the potential to improve prognosis. Management pathways depend on recognising disease patterns and availability of diagnostic and therapeutic options.

Aims
To address differences between the regions of the world, authors from 33 countries analysed published evidence on mucormycosis management and provide recommendations as part of the “One World One Guideline” initiative.

Methods
Consensus process involving experts from all UN regions, comprising physicians and scientists involved in various aspects of mucormycosis management, representing the fields of microbiology, pathology, radiology, infectious diseases, surgery, paediatrics, haematology, intensive care, dermatology, and pharmacology.

Results
This guidance document provides practical help in clinical decision making and identifies areas of uncertainty and future research direction.

Conclusion
Mucormycosis requires different tailored approaches in different regions of the world- This guidance document is the first in a series from One World One Guideline initiative.

Session topic: 30. Infectious diseases

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