Mucormycosis in a Diabetic Ketoacidosis Patient: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Siddanagouda Biradar,
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Shri B.M. Patil Medical College, BLDE University,
Vijayapur, Karnataka-586108, India.
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.
Mucoraceae, Opportunistic infection, Pulmonary cavity
Siddanagouda Biradar, Shivraj N Patil, Deepak Kadeli. MUCORMYCOSIS IN A DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS PATIENT:
A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jan 22 ]; 10:OD09-OD10. Available from
Date of Submission: Aug 26, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Sep 19, 2015
Date of Acceptance: Feb 09, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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