AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Med Tucson, Diagnost Radiol
Univ Arizona, Coll Med Tucson, Radiol
invasive fungal sinusitis
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CitationTran D, Schmit B (August 07, 2020) An Aggressive Case of Mucormycosis. Cureus 12(8): e9610. Doi:10.7759/cureus.9610
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AbstractMucormycosis is an aggressive fungal disease that can occur in individuals with certain predisposing factors, such as diabetes mellitus and pharmacologic immunosuppression. An astounding aspect of this disease is the speed at which it can spread to surrounding structures once it begins to germinate inside the human body. This case involves a 24-year-old male patient who presented to the emergency room complaining of a headache after a dental procedure who developed fulminant rhinocerebral mucormycosis within days. The objective of this report is to shed light on how fast this disease spreads, discuss current management of rhinocerebral mucormycosis, and illustrate the subtle, but critical radiographic findings to raise clinical awareness for this life-threatening disease.
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