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Invasive rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis in a diabetic patient – the need for prompt treatment

Chow, Vanessa, Khan, Sheema, Balogun, Adeola, Mitchell, David, Mühlschlegel, Fritz A. (2015) Invasive rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis in a diabetic patient – the need for prompt treatment. Medical Mycology Case Reports, 8 . pp. 5-9. ISSN 2211-7539. (doi:10.1016/j.mmcr.2014.12.002) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rare life threatening fungal infection predominately seen in immunocompromised or diabetic patients. The following case is of a known type II diabetic patient who presented with sepsis and sudden unilateral loss of vision secondary to infective rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis. Treatment of the condition required extensive surgical intervention and medical management for a life saving outcome.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2014.12.002
Uncontrolled keywords: Rhinocerebral mucormycosis; Mucorales; Rhizopus arrhizus; Liposomal amphotericin B (AmBisome); Posaconazole; Deferasirox
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: Sue Davies
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 10:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47824 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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