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Extensive Rhino-Orbital-Cerebral mucormycosis in kidney transplant recipient associated with COVID-19 infection: A Case Report

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Charith Perera ,

The National Hospital, Colombo, LK
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S. Senanayake

The National Hospital, Colombo, LK
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Abstract

Rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis is an invasive disease caused by fungi. Diabetes mellitus and solid organ transplantation are known risk factors, while it is increasingly recognized in patients with COVID-19 although the exact causal relationship is unknown. Early diagnosis and treatment with liposomal amphotericin B with surgical debridement carries a better outcome in these patients.

 

We present a case of extensive rhino-orbital-cerebral mucormycosis involving the paranasal sinuses, left orbit, cavernous sinus, middle cranial fossa with abscess formation in the left middle cerebellar peduncle in a 46-year-old kidney transplant recipient with concomitant COVID-19 infection.

How to Cite: Perera C, Senanayake S. Extensive Rhino-Orbital-Cerebral mucormycosis in kidney transplant recipient associated with COVID-19 infection: A Case Report. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2022;34(1):42–4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v34i1.156
Published on 18 Aug 2022.
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