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VOLUME 8,ISSUE 2
April - June 2019
 
Abstract

Rhinocerebro-Orbito Mucormycosis: A Case Report

Sunil Kumar Sharma1, Vimal Ranka2

1 Consultant, Otorhinolaryngology department, Department of Internal Medicine; Rajasthan Hospital, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
2 Consultant , Department of Internal Medicine, Rajasthan Hospital, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rare and complex life-threatening infection caused by fungi from the order Mucorales, also called fulminant or rapidly invasive fungal rhinosinusitis. The disease occurs mostly in association with diabetic ketoacidosis. Because of its rapid progression and high mortality, early recognition and aggressive treatment offer the only chance to increase the survival rate. A case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis in a diabetic female patient typically presenting as fever, left periorbital pain and nasaleschar is reported. The clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of rhinocerebral mucormycosis are discussed.

Keywords: Rhinocerebral mucormycosis, Diabetic ketoacidosis.


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