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Rhino-orbito Cerebral Mucormycosis in an Otherwise Healthy Patient with No History of Systemic Disease: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Dr. Abbas Khodayari, Dr. Fatemeh Mashhadi Abbas, Zahra Nasabi, Corresponding Author: Dr. Arash Khojasteh *
assistant Professor Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery , arashkhojasteh@gmail.com
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Objective: Rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis is a rare invasive fungal disease, which often has a fulminant and characteristic clinical course. The patients are usually immune-compromised, with diabetic ketoacidosis. The underlying disease is an important factor determining the prognosis of infection and response to treatment.

Case: The authors report a case of fulminant rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis with no apparent underlying disease. Therapy included surgical intervention and systemic administration of amphotericin B. However, due to the aggressive behavior of disease and occult underlying systemic condition the treatment was unsuccessful and the patient died after debridement and medical therapy.

Conclusion: Only a few cases of Rhino-orbito-cerebral Mucormycosis have been reported in the literature with no identified predisposing factor. In our case, no specific predisposing factors were found accompanying the fulminant progression of rhino-orbito-cerebral mucomycosis.

Keywords: Mucormycosis, Rhinocerebral, Fungal
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/02/27 | Accepted: 2014/12/8 | Published: 2014/12/8
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Khodayari A, Mashhadi Abbas F, Nasabi Z, Khojasteh A. Rhino-orbito Cerebral Mucormycosis in an Otherwise Healthy Patient with No History of Systemic Disease: A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Dent Sch. 2013; 30 (4) :256-260
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