rhinocerebral mucormycosis


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rhinocerebral mucormycosis

[‚rīn·ō·sə‚rēb·rəl ‚myü·kō·mī′kō·səs]
(medicine)
A mold infection of the sinus that spreads rapidly to the eye and brain.
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Although it can manifest as pulmonary, cutaneous, disseminated and gastrointestinal infections, but rhinocerebral mucormycosis is the most common presentation.
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis can be misdiagnosed with bacterial cellulites, otitis media, or infections of the orbit and this fungal infection can be characterized by sinusitis and a painless, necrotic black palatal or nasal septum scar1,4 so it should be considered in all patients with chronic sinusitis, especially in immunocompromised patients.
Patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) are also at high risk of developing rhinocerebral mucormycosis.
Table 1: Showing the commonest presenting symptom and sign of rhinocerebral mucormycosis Symptom Frequency Clinical sign Frequency Headache/ facial pain 83.
Long-term survival of a patient with invasive cranial base rhinocerebral mucormycosis treated with combined endovascular, surgical, and medical therapies: Case report.
INTRODUCTION: Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rare life-threatening infection caused primarily by fungi from the order Mucorales.
This rare opportunistic infection exists in many forms, the most common of which is rhinocerebral mucormycosis.