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CASE REPORT
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-61

Rhino Cerebral Mucormycosis - A Case Report


1 Oral medicine and Radiology department, Sri Ramakrishna Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore, India
2 Department of Oral medicine & Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India

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Oral medicine and Radiology department, Sri Ramakrishna Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore
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Rhino cerebral Mucormycosis is an opportunistic infection caused by a saprophytic fungus which is found in soil, decaying fruits and vegetables. Usually predisposing factors for this infection are poorly controlled diabetes, ketoacidosis, leukemia, immunodeficiency states, prolonged steroid therapy etc. The fungus once entering the susceptible host do cause highly invasive and fulminant infection usually with fatal outcome. Early recognition of this condition is highly essential to initiate immediate life saving measures.


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