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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177-179

Sinonasal mucormycosis with an unusual involvement of palate


Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University, K8, Kalinga Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/am.am_130_21

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Mucormycosis is caused by a fungal infection that belongs to the order of Mucorales and is one of the rapidly spreading infections of the human body. Rhizopus species are the most common etiological agent associated with mucormycosis. It is an emergency clinical condition and has a poor prognosis. The most common variant of the mucormycosis is rhinocerebral type which may spread to the orbit and brain. The identification of mucormycosis in the palatal region is often rare and late occurrence. A case of multiple ulcerations in the palatal region occurs due to sinonasal mucormycosis in a 55-year-old is reported. He was known case of diabetes mellitus and was diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 infection 1 year back but recovered with conservative treatment at home. Anterior rhinoscopy showed purulent discharge in both nostrils. He had no swelling in the face and neck. No tenderness was found in the head-and-neck region. He was successfully managed by surgical debridement combined with systemic liposomal amphotericin B for 6 weeks. The survival of patients is often dependent on early diagnosis and treatment.


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