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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-72

Rhino-oculo-cerebral mucormycosis with acute kidney injury

Department of Nephrology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

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Prit Pal Singh
Room No. 14, Department of Nephrology, Old Administrative Block, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna - 800 014, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jigims.jigims_9_20

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Rhino-oculo-cerebral mucormycosis (ROCM) is a rare but life-threatening opportunistic fungal infection that usually occurs in immunocompromised patients. Initial symptoms can be nonspecific causing a delay in diagnosis. We report a case of type 2 diabetic female with acute kidney injury who presented with fever, rhino-orbital swelling, and painful diminution of vision of the left eye secondary to infective ROCM. She was treated with liposomal amphotericin B and surgical debridement. She recovered from ROCM and her renal dysfunction improved, but she lost vision in her left eye. Our case highlights the need for early recognition of signs and symptoms so that the treatment can be initiated early before further invasion results in complete destruction of the eyeball and fatal intracranial lesions.

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