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Palatal mucormycosis: a rare clinical dilemma

Shetty, Smitha Sammith (2008) Palatal mucormycosis: a rare clinical dilemma. Oral Surgery, 1 (3). pp. 145-148. ISSN 1752-2471

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Abstract

Mucormycosis, caused by saprophytic fungi of class zygomycetes, is a rare opportunistic, fungal infection which has a rapidly progressive and fulminant course with fatal outcome. Rarity of the disease frequently impairs diagnosis leading to worsened prognosis for patients. The present article describes a case of mucormycosis affecting the palate in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus which was successfully treated with combined therapy. The aim of this article was to emphasise the occurrence of this entity in oral cavity especially in a background of immunosuppresion and to discuss the importance of its early diagnosis to allow prompt and aggressive therapy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fungal infection; mucormycosis; palate; rhinocerebral mucormycosis.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 05:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 05:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143211

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