Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 486-488

Rhino-oculo-cerebral aspergillus and mucor co-infections in an immunocompromised patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus

1 Department of Microbiology, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, 244 AJC Bose Road, Kamarhati, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Microbiology, National Medical College, Kamarhati, Kolkata, India
3 Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Sagar Dutta Hospital, Kamarhati, Kolkata, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.135278

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Mucormycosis are pathogenic moulds of the mucorales species usually occurring in immunocompromised patients or in patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. Aspergillosis is the clinical condition caused by Aspergillus species and may cause an invasive disease with high case fatality rate, especially in immunosuppressed patients. A 46-year-old male patient with Type 2 diabetes mellitus with underlying malignancy presented with proptosis of left eye. Combined infections of Mucor and Aspergillus were diagnosed by means of computed tomography (CT) scan and biopsy. Treatment with Amphotericin B and Voriconazole was started, the patient died within 3 months, from multi-organ failure.

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