Int J Intern Emerg Med | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Mucormycosis Involving Anterior Abdominal Wall Following Insect Bite in a Diabetic Patient - A Case Report

Vijay B1*, Atul P2, Amrish P3, Sruja N4, Ranjit Z4 and Rahul K4

1Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Sterling Hospital, India
2Department of Infectious Diseases, Sterling Hospital, India
3Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sterling Hospital, India
4Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, SVP Hospital, India

*Correspondance to: Vijay Bhatia 

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Abstract

Mucormycosis is a fatal fungal infection predominantly occurring in a diabetic and in immunocompromised patients. Infection is acquired by inhalation, ingestion or traumatic inoculation in a susceptible host. Impairment of host defence mechanisms affecting innate immune system facilitates invasive fungal infection. Skin and soft tissue mucormycosis, necrotizing fasciitis has been described in victims of road traffic accidents, natural disasters (Tsunami, tornado) who had dirt contaminated wounds. Clinical presentation of such patient is non-specific for mucormycosis and represents bacterial necrotizing skin and soft tissue infection. Early clinical suspicion and appropriate microbiological work up allow early diagnosis and appropriate antifungal therapy. With this case report we are describing mucormycosis involving anterior abdominal wall in a diabetic patients and challenges faced in the treatment.

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Vijay B, Atul P, Amrish P, Sruja N, Ranjit Z, Rahul K. Mucormycosis Involving Anterior Abdominal Wall Following Insect Bite in a Diabetic Patient - A Case Report. Int J Intern Emerg Med. 2021; 4(1): 1040.

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