Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT - MISCELLANEOUS
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 122--125

Rhinocerebral mucormycosis associated with actinomycosis in a diabetic patient: A rare presentation


Sanda Usha Rani1, Yeluri Sivaranjani1, Manchikatla Praveen Kumar2, Guttikonda Venkateswara Rao1 
1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Telangana, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, CKS Teja Dental College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanda Usha Rani
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Telangana
India

Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fulminant fungal infection which mainly affects the immunocompromised individuals. It begins in the nose and paranasal sinuses due to the inhalation of fungal spores. The common predisposing factors include diabetes mellitus and immunosuppression. Actinomycosis is a bacterial infection caused by nonspore-forming, anaerobic or microaerophilic bacterial species of the genus Actinomyces. It is a suppurative and chronic granulomatous disease characterized by abscess formation, tissue fibrosis and draining sinuses rarely diagnosed in humans. A case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis associated with actinomycosis of the maxilla involving the palate in an uncontrolled diabetic patient is reported.


How to cite this article:
Rani SU, Sivaranjani Y, Kumar MP, Rao GV. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis associated with actinomycosis in a diabetic patient: A rare presentation.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;23:122-125


How to cite this URL:
Rani SU, Sivaranjani Y, Kumar MP, Rao GV. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis associated with actinomycosis in a diabetic patient: A rare presentation. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 20 ];23:122-125
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