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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 558-562
Rhinomaxillary mucormycosis presenting as palatal ulcer: A case report with comprehensive pathophysiology


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Geetanjali Dental and Research Institute, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Geetanjali Dental and Research Institute, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine, Geetanjali Dental and Research Institute, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Meenal Verma
Department of Oral Pathology, Geetanjali Dental and Research Institute, Udaipur - 313 001, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_145_20

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Mucormycosis is an emerging fungal infection which has exceptionally high mortality rates in immunocompromised patients and remains a life-threatening infection in uncontrolled diabetics. The reported cases in literature may be less in number due to its frequent misdiagnosis. Imaging techniques in the early stages are usually nondiagnostic and cytological smears are not very reliable, thus, the gold standard for definitive diagnosis remains with the histopathological examination. A thorough understanding of the pathogenesis and host fungus interaction aids in the histopathological evaluation and clinical management. Despite of surgical and medical management, the overall mortality rate remains high in persistently immunocompromised individuals. We present a case report of a 58-year-old female patient with rhinomaxillary mucormycosis with a history of uncontrolled diabetes.


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