Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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

Elderly diabetic patient with surgical site mucormycosis extending to bowel


Atul K Patel, Himanshu J Vora, Ketan K Patel, Bhavin Patel 
 Infectious Diseases Clinic, "Vedanta" Institute of Medical Sciences; and Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Atul K Patel
Infectious Diseases Clinic, źDQ╗VedantaźDQ╗ Institute of Medical Sciences; and Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Patel AK, Vora HJ, Patel KK, Patel B. Elderly diabetic patient with surgical site mucormycosis extending to bowel.J Global Infect Dis 2010;2:186-188


How to cite this URL:
Patel AK, Vora HJ, Patel KK, Patel B. Elderly diabetic patient with surgical site mucormycosis extending to bowel. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];2:186-188
Available from: http://www.jgid.org/article.asp?issn=0974-777X;year=2010;volume=2;issue=2;spage=186;epage=188;aulast=Patel;type=0