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Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis With Internal Carotid Artery Invasion - A Case Report

Journal: University Journal of Medicine and Medical Specialities (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 138-140

Keywords : Rhinocerebral mucormycosis; cavernous sinus thrombosis; internal carotid artery invasion;

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Mucormycosis is a serious invasive fungal infection, common in patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and has a high propensity for vascular invasion. Based on the site of involvement it is classified into rhinocerebral, pulmonary, cutaneous and gastrointestinal forms, out of which rhinocerebral mucormycosis is the most common form. Here we report a case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis occurring in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus presenting with hemiplegia due to internal carotid artery invasion.

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