CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 132-135

Endobronchial pulmonary mucormycosis diagnosed by fiberoptic bronchoscope: A rare case report


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KLE University's J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Womens Health, Institute of Physiotherapy, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Pathology, KLE University's J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinay Mahishale
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KLE University's J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.167991

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Pulmonary mucormycosis is relatively uncommon, but a life-threatening infection affecting mostly individuals with diabetes mellitus, hematological malignancies, chronic renal failure, posttransplantation and other immunocompromised states. Mucormycosis of the lung has a wide range of clinical and radiological manifestations. Very few cases of pulmonary mucormycosis presenting as a fungal ball, cavity resembling tuberculosis, nonresolving, and recurrent pneumonia in patients with diabetes mellitus or other immunosuppressive conditions, were reported from India. We report a case of pulmonary mucormycosis in an adult male patient with uncontrolled diabetes.


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