Med J Tabriz Uni Med Sciences Health Services. 2011;33(4): 98-101.
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Mucormycosis Infection in a Healthy Patient

Javad Yazdani, Saeed Nezafati, Seyed Ahmad Arta, Mohammad Ali Ghavimi*, Arezoo Ghoreishizadeh
*Corresponding Author: Email: E-mail: ghavimim@gmail.com


Mucormycosis is a highly aggressive fungal infection which has the most aggressive behavior among all fungal infections. This infection typically affects immunocompromised patients and is rare in healthy individuals. Foreign bodies in open injuries may serve as the most common feature of mucormycosis infection in healthy patients. Early diagnosis is essential for successful treatment. Her, we report mucormycosis in a 52-year-old female without any systemic disease, with the history of an extraction of a maxillary first molar for about one month ago. Signs and symptoms included pain in the socket, swelling in maxillary alveolus with diffuse erythema, discharge in the socket, necrotic and exposed bone. In histopathological study, mucormycosis was reported. The patient was treated with debridement, fluconazole, nutritional support and hydration which resulted in patient’s recovery. Foreign bodies like dental calculus and delayed epithelialization in the socket may be considered as the predisposing factors in this case.
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Submitted: 26 Oct 2011
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