Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132--135

Mucormycosis and Myiasis in Uncontrolled Diabetes: A Double Whammy


Om Prakash D Toshniwal, SM Ravi Prakash, Navneet Gill, Sankalp Verma 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Center Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Navneet Gill
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, 4671, Darshan Vihaar Sector-68, Mohali-160062, Punjab
India

Mucormycosis is a rare, often fatal opportunistic fungal infection that is caused by an aerobic saprophytic fungus belonging to the order mucorales and class zygomycetes. Myiasis is caused by the members of the Diptera fly family that lay eggs or larvae on food, necrotic tissue, open wounds, and unbroken skin or mucosa. We report a rare case of mucormycosis coexisting with oral myiasis in a 50-year-old woman with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.


How to cite this article:
Toshniwal OD, Ravi Prakash S M, Gill N, Verma S. Mucormycosis and Myiasis in Uncontrolled Diabetes: A Double Whammy.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2011;23:132-135


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Toshniwal OD, Ravi Prakash S M, Gill N, Verma S. Mucormycosis and Myiasis in Uncontrolled Diabetes: A Double Whammy. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 May 7 ];23:132-135
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