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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Infections unique to patients with diabetes mellitus Emphy sematous cholecystitis Emphy sematous cystitis Emphysematous pyelonephritis Fournier gangrene Mafignant otitis externa Rhinocerebral mucormycosis
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis accounts for more than half of all cases and is typically seen in patients with diabetes.
Long-term survival of a patient with invasive cranial base rhinocerebral mucormycosis treated with combined endovascular, surgical, and medical therapies: Case report.
The fact that all of our patients had primary rhinosinusinal involvement may reflect that the referral physicians are more acquainted with the use of HBO for this particular site, probably associating it with the few reported cases of rhinocerebral mucormycosis treated with adjunctive HBO.
This rare opportunistic infection exists in many forms, the most common of which is rhinocerebral mucormycosis.