Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65--68

Refractory mucormycosis: A possible cause for maxillary necrosis


Anjana Arora1, Bharati A Patil1, Anurag Adepu2, Rose Reynold3 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, The Oxford Dental College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, The Oxford Dental College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of ENT, St. John's Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Anjana Arora
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, The Oxford Dental College, Bommanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India

Mucormycosis (zygomycosis or phycomycosis) is an opportunistic fungal infection caused by a saprophytic fungus that belongs to the class of phycomycetes. It is commonly associated with immunocompromised patients. Such patients may present with extensive jaw bone necrosis and pose a diagnostic challenge for an oral physician. Here, we describe our clinical experience of a 55-year-old diabetic, hypothyroidism female with extensive necrosis of the maxilla due to refractory mucormycosis, a lethal fungal infection which necessitates multidisciplinary approach for treatment.


How to cite this article:
Arora A, Patil BA, Adepu A, Reynold R. Refractory mucormycosis: A possible cause for maxillary necrosis.J Interdiscip Dentistry 2017;7:65-68


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Arora A, Patil BA, Adepu A, Reynold R. Refractory mucormycosis: A possible cause for maxillary necrosis. J Interdiscip Dentistry [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 20 ];7:65-68
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