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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 514-516

Mucormycosis of pouch of douglas in a diabetic lady: Report of a rare case


1 Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Burdwan Medical College, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pathology, Medinipore Medical College, Medinipore, West Bengal, India

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.105148

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Mucormycosis is a severe fungal infection which is rare in clinical practice. This infection is usually acquired by inhalation; other portals of entry are ingestion and traumatic implantation, especially in immuno-compromised patients. Here, we present a case of mucormycosis in a 44 year old diabetic woman. The patient had collection of fluid in the Pouch of Douglas and history of bleeding per vagina. Hysterectomy was done which showed a blackish serosal surface of the posterior uterus. Subsequent investigations revealed mycormycosis affecting the pouch of Douglas. Patient was treated with liposomal amphotericin B and is now keeping well.


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