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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 112-116
Mucormycosis in immunocompetent patient resulting in extensive maxillary sequestration


1 Department of Dentistry, ESIC Medical College, PGIMSR and Model Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.M.N.M. Dental College and Hospital, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
3 Dentistry Programme, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, V S Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Deepak Venkatesh
Department of Dentistry, ESIC Medical College, PGIMSR and Model Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_163_17

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Mucormycosis or zygomycosis, also called phycomycosis, is an uncommon, invasive, potentially lethal and an aggressive fungal infection of the order Mucorales that usually affects patients with alteration of their immunological system. From its initial description (Paltauf, 1885), this entity still has a high mortality. Imaging techniques are not usually diagnostic, and cultures are not totally reliable. Definitive diagnosis is exclusively obtained by means of histopathological examination. Early recognition and aggressive treatment are of paramount importance and have reduced the mortality and morbidity. We present here a case report of oral mucormycosis in a 32-year-old male, immunocompetent individual resulting in extensive maxillary sequestration.


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