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J Glob Infect Dis. 2012 Jul;4(3):172-4. doi: 10.4103/0974-777X.100577.

Mucormycosis of pouch of douglas in a diabetic woman.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata, India.


Mucormycosis is a severe fungal infection which is rare in clinical practice. This infection is usually acquired by inhalation; other portals of entry are ingestion and traumatic implantation, especially in immuno-compromised patients. Here, we present a case of mucormycosis in a 44-year-old diabetic woman. The patient had collection of fluid in the Pouch of Douglas (POD) and history of bleeding per vagina. Hysterectomy was done which showed a blackish serosal surface of the posterior uterus. Subsequent investigations revealed mycormycosis caused by Rhizopus oryzae (R. arrhizus) affecting the POD. Patient was treated with liposomal amphotericin B and is now keeping well.


Diabetes mellitus; Mucormycosis; Pouch of Douglas

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