Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

Users Online : 11813

Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : May | Volume : 10 | Issue : 5 | Page : OD09 - OD10

Mucormycosis in a Diabetic Ketoacidosis Patient: A Case Report OD09-OD10

Siddanagouda Biradar, Shivraj N Patil, Deepak Kadeli

Correspondence
Dr. Siddanagouda Biradar,
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Shri B.M. Patil Medical College, BLDE University,
Vijayapur, Karnataka-586108, India.
E-mail: drsm_biradar@yahoo.co.in

Mucormycosis is the name given to several different diseases caused by fungi of the order mucorales. It is commonly seen in patients with decreased immunity like patients with chronic renal failure, organ transplantation, neutropenia and most commonly in those with poorly controlled diabetes. We present a case of 55-year-old diabetic man who presented with headache and fever diagnosed with pulmonary and maxillary sinus mucormycosis presenting as diabetic ketoacidosis.