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Rhinoorbitocerebral Mucormycosis with Maggots in a Neglected Diabetic Patient

  • Vivek Kumar Pathak
  • Rohit Saxena
  • Sanjeev Awasthi
  • Sushil Gaur
  • Sunil Kumar Singh
Clinical Report

Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic fungal infection in immunocompromised patients, Rhizopus species are most common, sometimes mucormycosis can be life threatening we report a case of rhinoorbitocerebral mucormycosis a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis secondarily infected by maggots with altered consciousness and metabolic decompensation.

Keywords

Rhinoorbitocerebral (ROC) Anterior cerebral artery (ACA) Noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) Comlete blood count (CBC) Random blood sugar (RBS) 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

None of author has received any grant and funds from any agency.

Ethical Approval

This article doesn’t contain any studies with human participants or animals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivek Kumar Pathak
    • 1
  • Rohit Saxena
    • 1
  • Sanjeev Awasthi
    • 1
  • Sushil Gaur
    • 1
  • Sunil Kumar Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology, SMS &RSharda UnivesityGreater NoidaIndia

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