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Rhinomaxillary mucormycosis with cerebral extension

Author(s): Goel Shikha | Palaskar Sangeeta | Shetty Vishwa | Bhushan Anju

Journal: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
ISSN 0973-029X

Volume: 13;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 14;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Mucormycosis | phycomycosis | zygomycosis | rhinocerebral | rhinomaxillary

Mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic infection caused by fungus belonging to the order Mucorales. A case of a controlled diabetic male with rhino maxillary mucormycosis, with cerebral extension, is described. The patient presented with hemifacial swelling, a nasal twang in his voice, fever, ocular signs, gross tissue destruction, and was sluggish. Early recognition of mucormycosis is necessary to limit the spread of infection, which can lead to high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, health practitioners should be familiar with the signs and symptoms of the disease.
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