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Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 99–102 | Cite as

Rhinocerebral phycomycosis

  • S. Bahadur
  • Arjun Dev
  • A. Thakar
  • S. K. Kacker
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Abstract

Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic fungal infection which may prove fatal. It involves the nose, paranasal sinuses, orbit and may spread intracranially. It is usually associated with metabolic disorders, especially ketosis. Present paper describes our experience of managing five such cases, two of which died. An early diagnosis and prompt agressive therapy in the form of local surgical correction of underlying disorder plus administration of amphotericin B are essential.

Keywords

Maxillary Sinus Frontal Sinus Hard Palate Potassium Iodide Systemic Mycosis 
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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Bahadur
    • 1
  • Arjun Dev
    • 1
  • A. Thakar
    • 1
  • S. K. Kacker
    • 1
  1. 1.Deptt of OtolaryngologyA.I.I.M.S., Ansari NagarNew Delhi

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