Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 5, Issue 9 | Case Report | Open Access

Post Dengue Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis in a NonDiabetic Immunocompetent Adult - A Case Report

Suresh Singh Naruka, Nishant Rana* and Atul Ahuja

Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, Indi

*Correspondance to: Nishant Rana 

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We report the case of 49 years old non-diabetic immunocompetent male with a history of dengue fever followed by sudden onset decreased vision and swelling in one eye. Nasal endoscopy and imaging revealed rhinosinusitis. KOH mount of pus and tissue from nose showed fungal elements. Endoscopic sinus surgery with debridement was done. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of mucormycosis. Invasive fungal rhinosinusitis is an opportunistic fungal infection occur usually in diabetic and immunosuppressed patients. It can rarely occur as opportunistic fungal infection in immunocompetent patients of dengue probably due to abnormal T-cell mediated immunity.


Dengue; Mucormycosis; Non-diabetic; Immunocompetent


Naruka SS, Rana N, Ahuja A. Post Dengue Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis in a Non-Diabetic Immunocompetent Adult - A Case Report. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022; 5(9): 1212..

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