Maxillary fungus ball in a diabetic patient. An odontogenic origin.

CONCLUSIONS: Fungal infection should always be considered in patients with sinusitis and previous root canal theraphy. Misdiagnosis can lead to severe complications. Surgical removal seems to be effective and resolutive. KEY WORDS: Endoscopic surgery, Fungus Ball, Maxillary sinusitiss. PMID: 32876052 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research

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Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rapidly life ‐threatening disease caused by a fungal infection. Every diabetic patient with sinusitis symptoms, headache, and visual changes needs radiological approach and nasal endoscopy to rule out mucormycosis. The mortality rate is 50%‐85%, despite an early diagnosis and a correct treatment. AbstractRhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rapidly life ‐threatening disease caused by a fungal infection. Every diabetic patient with sinusitis symptoms, headache, and visual changes needs radiological approach and nasal endoscopy to rule out mucormycosis. The mortality rate is 50%‐85%, despit...
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
The life threatening fungal infections are rising worldwide and becoming a challenging public health concern. Around 1.5 to 2 million people die each year globally due to fungal infections and Pakistan is not an exception.1 Fungal infections are common in Pakistan but are often under-diagnosed and under-reported. The population is at high risk due to high prevalence of fungal-infection-susceptible diseases such as cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, chronic respiratory disorders, and asthma2. It has been estimated that around 3 million people in Pakistan are affected by fungal infections such as chronic pulmonary aspergillosis...
Source: Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions:New-onset focal neurological deficits in immunocompromised patients with basal ganglia and cerebellar lesions may be infectious or neoplastic in etiology. Previously described pathogens associated with this presentation include Cryptoccocus, Candida, Toxoplasmosis, Mycobacterium, Coccidioides, Nocardia, and Listeria. Our case demonstrates unusual microbiology, with Klebsiella and Curvularia species as likely causative organisms. Awareness of these uncommon causes of CNS infection may allow for more prompt diagnosis and treatment.Disclosure: Dr. Das has nothing to disclose. Dr. Pohlen has nothing to disclose. Dr...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Autoimmunity with Infection, Syphilis, Lyme, Tuberculosis, and other Bacteria Source Type: research
AbstractThe true burden of fungal infection in Pakistan is unknown. High-risk populations for fungal infections [tuberculosis (TB), diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, asthma, cancer, transplant and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection] are numerous. Here, we estimate the burden of fungal infections to highlight their public health significance. Whole and at-risk population estimates were obtained from the WHO (TB), BREATHE study (COPD), UNAIDS (HIV), GLOBOCAN (cancer) and Heartfile (diabetes). Published data from Pakistan reporting fungal infections rates in general and specific populations were reviewed and u...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
We report rapidly progressive bilateral visual loss from mucormycosis due to bilateral optic nerve and retinal infarction in a patient with diabetes.1
Source: Neurology Clinical Practice - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: MRI, Other cerebrovascular disease/ Stroke, Fungal infections, Clinical neurology examination, Visual loss Case Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 September 2016 Source:Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology Author(s): Kiyomi Kudo, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Eiju Sato, Tetsuharu Kaneko, Daichi Ishida, Chihiro Kanno, Manabu Endo Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection mainly developing in compromised hosts, and the associated mortality rate is high. We encountered a patient with rhinocerebral mucormycosis that had extended into the skull. Amphotericin B (AMPH-B) was markedly effective and saved the patient’s life. The patient was a 51-year-old male with a past medical history of type-1 diabetes and he was...
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusion : A definitive diagnosis and a good prognosis was possible in these patients if managed early and appropriately. Study supported by : NilDisclosure: Dr. bhatkar has nothing to disclose. Dr. Goyal has nothing to disclose. Dr. Mukherjee has nothing to disclose. Dr. Singh has nothing to disclose. Dr. Lal has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neuro-ophthalmology/Neuro-otology Source Type: research
Abstract Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rapidly fatal fungal infection affecting mostly uncontrolled diabetics. Multiple cranial nerves can be affected; however, palsy of the facial nerve has been rarely reported. Three uncontrolled diabetic patients presented to our outpatient department with features of rapidly progressive sinusitis and unilateral facial nerve palsy which on further evaluation was proven to be mucormycosis. Patients with uncontrolled diabetes and facial nerve palsy can have an underlying mucormycosis. This is important as early diagnosis and treatment is very prudent for a favorable treatment o...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a distinctive clinical presentation of IACVT, whereas focal neurological syndrome is a hallmark feature of NIACVT. Paracranial fungal infections are highly virulent and frequently associated with intracranial complications.
Source: Postgraduate Medical Journal - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Statistics and research methods, Drugs: infectious diseases, Connective tissue disease, Ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, Diabetes, Metabolic disorders Original article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rapidly progressive and often fatal complication of diabetic patients that may invade the ophthalmic arteries and their branches, resulting in bilateral retinal and optic nerve infarctions and blindness.Disclosure: Dr. Duggal has nothing to disclose. Dr. Kaunzner has nothing to disclose. Dr. Maciel has nothing to disclose. Dr. Miller has nothing to disclose. Dr. Merkler has nothing to disclose. Dr. Dinkin has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neuro-ophthalmology/Neuro-otology I Source Type: research
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