Mucormycosis isolated from perilymphatic tissue: An unusual presentation

B. Chacko, Rajiv Ananthakrishna, Z. Vasuki, S. D. Thambu, S. Nair

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Abstract

We present a rare case of a patient who presented with atypical cranial nerve palsies, with subsequent isolation of mucormycosis from an upper neck subcutaneous swelling. This is an unusual initial site of isolation of mucormycosis. We believe that this should be considered among the differentials when a diabetic or immunosupressed patient presents with cervical lymphadenopathy and cranial nerve palsies.

LanguageEnglish
Pages294-295
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Postgraduate Medicine
Volume52
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Cervical swelling
  • Facial cellulitis
  • Fungal infection
  • Mucormycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Chacko, B., Ananthakrishna, R., Vasuki, Z., Thambu, S. D., & Nair, S. (2006). Mucormycosis isolated from perilymphatic tissue: An unusual presentation. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 52(4), 294-295.