Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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


Mushira Abdulaziz Enani1, Bandar N Alharthi2, Nancy Dewanjee2, Nadeem A Bhat2, Mosa Fagih3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Enani MA, Alharthi BN, Dewanjee N, Bhat NA, Fagih M. Spontaneous gastric ulcer perforation and acute spleen infarction caused by invasive gastric and splenic mucormycosis .J Global Infect Dis 2014;6:122-124


How to cite this URL:
Enani MA, Alharthi BN, Dewanjee N, Bhat NA, Fagih M. Spontaneous gastric ulcer perforation and acute spleen infarction caused by invasive gastric and splenic mucormycosis . J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];6:122-124
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