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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

IMPACT FACTOR (RJIF): 8.4

Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part C (2022)

Oronasal mucormycosis in two dental patients-diagnostic dilemma and review of literature

Oronasal mucormycosis in two dental patients-diagnostic dilemma and review of literature

Author(s)
Dr. Ekta Gupta, Dr. Eshank Gupta, Dr. PC Gupta and Dr. Prabhu Prakash
Abstract
Mucormycosis (previously known as Zygomycetes) is one of the emerging mold infections across the globe, considered as an emergency in any medical setup. Being an angioinvasive disease, it tends to grow with in vascular lumen and invade deeper into the tissues. Diabetes mellitus and diabetic ketoacidosis are risk factors associated with these infections like any other opportunistic fungal infections. We are presenting case series of two pediatric patients who took dental treatment few weeks back and now presented in Dental OPD with complaints of Dental pain, swelling on face. On examination patient had black discoloration and eschar formation on oral and nasal mucosa. Mycological Examination revealed as case of Mucormycosis. Patients were hospitalized, given antifungal drugs but prognosis was very poor.
Pages: 161-163  |  435 Views  79 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ekta Gupta, Dr. Eshank Gupta, Dr. PC Gupta, Dr. Prabhu Prakash. Oronasal mucormycosis in two dental patients-diagnostic dilemma and review of literature. Int J Appl Res 2022;8(4):161-163. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2022.v8.i4c.9644
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