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Int J Infect Dis. 2011 Jan;15(1):e66-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2010.09.003. Epub 2010 Nov 18.

Maxillary osteomyelitis by mucormycosis: report of four cases.

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Department of Microbiology, Subharti Medical College, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut 250 005, UP, India. sideyedoc@yahoo.com

Abstract

Mucormycosis is a fungal infection commonly affecting structures in the head and neck, such as the air sinuses, orbits, and the brain. Common predisposing factors include diabetes mellitus and immunosuppression. We describe our clinical experience with four cases of mucormycosis of the maxillary antrum associated with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus managed at our centre. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can significantly reduce the mortality and morbidity of this lethal fungal infection.

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21093341
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijid.2010.09.003
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