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MYCOLOGY MEDICINE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 186-188

Elderly diabetic patient with surgical site mucormycosis extending to bowel


1 Infectious Diseases Clinic, "Vedanta" Institute of Medical Sciences; and Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, India
2 Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, India

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Atul K Patel
Infectious Diseases Clinic, "Vedanta" Institute of Medical Sciences; and Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.62877

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Mucormycosis is rare in clinical practice. Most infections are acquired by inhalation; other portals of entry are traumatic implantation and ingestion in immunocompromised host. Mucormycosis is life threatening infection in immunocompromised host with variable moratlity ranging from 15 -81% depending upon site of infection. General treatment principles include early diagnosis, correction of underlying immunosuppression and metabolic disturbances, adequate surgical debridement along with amphotericin therapy. We describe surgical site mucormycosis extended to involve large bowel in elderly diabetic patient.


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