Mucormycosis Maxilla: Behavior of Disease in an Immunocompetent Young Male Patient - Case Report
Author Rijuneeta Gupta, Varun Nabh, Uma Nahar, Ashok K Gupta
ISSN 0974-4630
JournalTitle Clinical Rhinology An International Journal
DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1279
Volume 9
Issue 2
Publishing Year 2016
Pages 98-101
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ABSTRACT

Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fulminant fungal infection usually noted in immunocompromised individuals like diabetic and AIDS patients, patients receiving systemic corticosteroid therapy, cancer chemotherapy, and organ transplant patients. The disease is very rare to affect healthy individuals. Here we report a case of a 21-year-old immunocompetent young male presented with cheek swelling and hard palate ulcer. Clinically, radiologically, and histologically, the diagnosis of maxillary mucormycosis was made.

Keywords: Diabetic, Fungi, Immunocompetent, Mucormycosis, Necrosis.

How to cite this article: Gupta R, Nabh V, Nahar U, Gupta AK. Mucormycosis Maxilla: Behavior of Disease in an Immunocompetent Young Male Patient. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2016;9(2):98-101.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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