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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 214-216

Rhino-oculocerebral Mucormycosis


Department of Neurology, Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India

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Biswajyoti Rath
Department of Neurology, Senior Resident (Academic), Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College, Cuttack-753007, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.162613

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Mucormycoses are a group of invasive infections caused by filamentous fungi of the Mucoraceae family, with the rhinocerebral form of the disease being the most common in a large case series. Uncontrolled diabetes and increased level of serum iron are regarded as the two leading predisposing factors for the development of the disease. We present a case of a 43-year-old male patient recently diagnosed with diabetes presenting with features of orbital apex syndrome and short-term memory loss. He was found to have rhino-oculocerebral mucormycosis on histopathological and radiological evaluations.


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