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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558

Abstract

ACOSTA BEHRENDS, Carlos; LUCIO LEONEL, Ernesto; URIBE CAMPOS, Alfonso  and  GOMEZ MATA, Brenda. Odontogenic rhinocerebral mucormycosis: report of a clinical case and review of the literature. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2014, vol.36, n.2, pp.68-72. ISSN 2173-9161.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maxilo.2012.04.005.

A clinical case is presented on a 46-year-old male who, after an odontectomy of the first upper left molar, developed an infection in the upper jaw. The patient already has a chronic systemic disease, uncontrolled diabetes. The infectious process of acute onset was diagnosed histopathologically as Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis. Mucormycosis is a disease of low prevalence, frequently fatal and rapidly progressive, caused by fungi of the family Mucoraceae, of the order Mucorales. It is an acute fungal disease with a high mortality rate. It is the most rapidly fatal fungal disease in humans. It is an important condition to consider as early detection and treatment are the key elements to survival.

Keywords : Mucormycosis; Maxillary necrosis; Diabetes.

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