Early identification of rhinocerebral mucormycosis.

  title={Early identification of rhinocerebral mucormycosis.},
  author={Ali Safar and Joseph Marsan and Osama Marglani and Khalid H Al-Sebeih and Jamal Al-Harbi and Miloslav Valvoda},
  journal={The Journal of otolaryngology},
  volume={34 3},
OBJECTIVES Mucormycosis is an acute and often fatal infection caused by a fungus of the Mucorales order of the Zygomycetes class. In the majority of cases, it is associated with an underlying disorder, such as diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis, or with immunocompromising factors, but it may appear in healthy people, although rarely. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to prevent an otherwise fatal outcome. This article presents and discusses the early (alarming) signs and symptoms and… CONTINUE READING