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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005 Dec;43(6):532-4. Epub 2005 Jul 15.

Extensive maxillary sequestration resulting from mucormycosis.

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  • 1School of Dentistry, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University Medical Center No. 1, Chang-Te Street, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

Mucormycosis is an invasive and potentially lethal infection caused primarily by fungi of the order mucorales. An ulcer or extraction in the mouth can be the port of fungal invasion, particularly when the patient is immunocompromised. Early recognition and aggressive treatment have reduced the mortality and morbidity. We present a case of oral mucormycosis with extensive maxillary osteonecrosis that is of interest because the patient ignored the initial warning signs and was rescued from the fulminating stage by thorough debridement and medical treatment.

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