Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 172--174

Mucormycosis of Pouch of Douglas in a diabetic woman


Palash K Mondal1, Santosh K Mondal1, Tanmoy K Mondal2, Puranjay Saha3 
1 Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Burdwan Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Santosh K Mondal
Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata
India

Mucormycosis is a severe fungal infection which is rare in clinical practice. This infection is usually acquired by inhalation; other portals of entry are ingestion and traumatic implantation, especially in immuno-compromised patients. Here, we present a case of mucormycosis in a 44-year-old diabetic woman. The patient had collection of fluid in the Pouch of Douglas (POD) and history of bleeding per vagina. Hysterectomy was done which showed a blackish serosal surface of the posterior uterus. Subsequent investigations revealed mycormycosis caused by Rhizopus oryzae (R. arrhizus) affecting the POD. Patient was treated with liposomal amphotericin B and is now keeping well.


How to cite this article:
Mondal PK, Mondal SK, Mondal TK, Saha P. Mucormycosis of Pouch of Douglas in a diabetic woman.J Global Infect Dis 2012;4:172-174


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Mondal PK, Mondal SK, Mondal TK, Saha P. Mucormycosis of Pouch of Douglas in a diabetic woman. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 18 ];4:172-174
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