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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122-124

Spontaneous gastric ulcer perforation and acute spleen infarction caused by invasive gastric and splenic mucormycosis


1 Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Surgical Specialties, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Medicine, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mushira Abdulaziz Enani
Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.138509

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Mucormycosis is a rare life-threatening fungal infection mostly affecting immunocompromised hosts. The main categories of human disease with the Mucorales are sinusitis/rhinocerebral, pulmonary, cutaneous/subcutaneous, gastrointestinal and disseminated disease. Other disease states occur with a much lower frequency and include cystitis, vaginitis; external otitis and allergic disease. We report a diabetic patient with comorbidities, who developed gastric perforation clinically indistinguishable from perforated peptic ulcer due to invasive gastric mucormycosis complicated by spleen infarction.


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