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“Apophysomyces elegans causing Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis.”

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AB Akhuj ,

KPC Medical College & Hospital, Jadavpur, Kolkata., IN
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Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology
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A Banerjee,

KPC Medical College & Hospital, Jadavpur, Kolkata., IN
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Department of Microbiology

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S Roy,

KPC Medical College & Hospital, Jadavpur, Kolkata., IN
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K Karak,

KPC Medical College & Hospital, Jadavpur, Kolkata., IN
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Department of Microbiology

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B Saha Dalal,

KPC Medical College & Hospital, Jadavpur, Kolkata., IN
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S Bhattacharya

KPC Medical College & Hospital, Jadavpur, Kolkata.
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Department of Microbiology

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Abstract

We describe here is a recent case of mucormycosis caused by Apophysomyces elegans in a 60 year old female from South Bengal with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus for two years. She presented with massive orbital oedema and pain in the periorbital area with proptosis of the right eye. Deep tissue obtained by endoscopic sinus sampling from the right middle meatus grew Apophysomyces elegans. The diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology which showed aseptate broad hyphae. Computed tomography scan showed right sided pan-sinusitis involving the right maxillary, ethmoid, frontal and sphenoid sinuses with an antrochoanal polyp and right retro orbital involvement of soft tissue. She required eye exenteration and extensive surgical debridement in addition to intravenous amphotericin B and antidiabetic drugs. She responded to the treatment.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v4i1.5861

 

How to Cite: Akhuj, A. et al., (2014). “Apophysomyces elegans causing Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis.”. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 4(1), pp.51–54. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v4i1.5861
Published on 28 Feb 2014.
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