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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-123

Rhinomaxillary mucormycosis: A palatal ulcer


1 Department of Oral Medicine, BRS Dental College and Hospital, Panchkula, India
2 Department of Periodontics, BRS Dental College and Hospital, Panchkula, Haryana, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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Ranjana Garg
Department of Oral Medicine, C-53, Spangle Condos, Old Ambala Kalka Road, Vill. Gazipur, Zirakpur 140 603, Dist Mohali, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.83080

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Rhinocerebral mucormycosis (zygomycosis) is an opportunistic fungal infection caused by saprophytic fungus. It involves several areas of the body, but the rhinocerebral form is most relevant to health care providers. Zygomycosis is associated with medically compromised patients. Our case reports an unhealed ulcer present over the palate of 15 days duration associated with swelling over the maxillary sinus region. This case is a blend of clinical, radiological, and histological manifestations of mucormycosis in a patient.


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