Rhino-orbito-cerebral with cutaneous mucormycosis

Mustafa K. Ezzy, Pushkaraj A. Kulkarni, Shivali K. Patekar, Kshitij D. Shah, Renuka A. Bradoo
2022 International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery  
<p>"Mucormycosis" term is used for a group of fungal diseases caused by the order mucorales. It typically presents as sino-nasal-orbital involvement and rarely involves skin. Management of such cases is quite challenging. Reported here is a case of a young girl, who presented with right eye swelling and reduced vision and got detected with type 1 diabetes mellitus on admission with rare occurrence of cutaneous lesions while on treatment. Direct nasal endoscopy with biopsy was undertaken. KOH
more » ... histopathology report was suggestive of mucormycosis, for which the patient was administered intravenous amphotericin B and surgical debridement was carried out. With the accurate application of a multidisciplinary approach with timely investigations, imaging studies, antifungals and debridement, successful outcome in mucormycosis is well within our reach.</p>
doi:10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20221888 fatcat:hrmtcgfcsncetdit2cjvoktqmu