Rhino-orbital mucormycosis mimic acute stroke

International Journal of Development Research

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Review Article

Rhino-orbital mucormycosis mimic acute stroke

Umakanth, M.


Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic infection of the sinuses, nasal passages, oral cavity, and brain caused by saprophytic fungi. The infection can rapidly result in death. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis commonly affects individuals with diabetes and those in immunocompromised states. There are spectrums of clinical presentation of this fungal infection however, this case presented as acute stroke is a one of the rare presentation. Timely detection, control of the underlying condition with aggressive surgical debridement, administration of systemic and local antifungal therapies, hyperbaric oxygen as adjunctive treatment improves prognosis and survivability.

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