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Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Mar;58(2):158. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.108075.

Rhino cerebral mucormycosis in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Department of Dermatology, Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India.


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem connective tissue disease. Patients with SLE develop cutaneous infections due to immune dysregulation and treatment with immunosuppressive agents. Deep fungal infections are rare in SLE but are important cause of morbidity. We report a case of successfully treated rhino cerebral mucormycosis (RCM) in a female patient with SLE.


Mucor mycosis; rhino cerebral; systemic lupus erythematosus

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