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Clinical Image

Volume 5, Issue 11 (November Issue)

Mucormycosis Fatal Infection Case

Francesco Rolando1 and Adolfo De Luna2*

1Liver Unit, San Camillo Forlanini Hospital, Rome, Italy
2Divisione Ematologica e Centro Trapianto Midollo Osseo di Muraglia, Ospedale di Pesaro, Italy

*Corresponding author: Adolfo De Luna, Divisione Ematologica e Centro Trapianto Midollo Osseo di Muraglia, Ospedale di Pesaro, Italy.
E-mail: adol.dctmo@hotmail.com

Received: November 09, 2023; Accepted: November 23, 2023; Published: December 05, 2023

Citation: Rolando F, Luna AD. Mucormycosis Fatal Infection Case. Clin Image Case Rep J. 2023; 5(11): 362.

Mucormycosis Fatal Infection Case
Abstract

Mucormycosis, a highly uncommon and extremely aggressive infection, is caused by fungi that belong to the Mucorales order of Zygomycete fungi. This particular infection primarily affects individuals who have chronic conditions, and it is mainly seen in patients with compromised immune systems or those who have uncontrolled diabetes mellitus. Among the various types of mucormycosis, the rhinocerebral form is the most prevalent, and it exhibits a distinct pattern of spreading throughout the body. While the involvement of cranial nerves is not a typical occurrence, when present, it can affect multiple nerves, including the facial nerve.