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Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : DD01 - DD02

Invasive Mucormycosis in a Case of Aluminium Phosphide Poisoning

Nitin Gupta, Gagandeep Singh, Karan Aggarwal, Alok Thakar, Immaculata Xess

1. Senior Resident, Department of Medicine and Microbiology, Infectious Disease Division, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India. 3. Junior Resident, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India. 4. Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India. 5. Professor, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Immaculata Xess,
Professor, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi-110029, India.
E-mail: immaxess@gmail.com

Abstract

Mucormycosis is a rapidly progressive disease with high mortality reported mostly in immunocompromised individuals. We report a case of Rhino-orbital mucormycosis (Lichtheimia corymbifera) in an immunocompetent individual with history of consumption of Aluminium Phosphide (ALP) tablets. We postulated the following effects of ALP poisoning that would have increased the chances of mucormycosis in this patient: 1) Metabolic acidosis; 2) Acute Kidney Injury (AKI); and 3) Liberation of free oxygen radicals.

Keywords

Invasive fungal infections, Lichtheimia corymbifera, Pesticide poisoning

How to cite this article :

Nitin Gupta, Gagandeep Singh, Karan Aggarwal, Alok Thakar, Immaculata Xess. INVASIVE MUCORMYCOSIS IN A CASE OF ALUMINIUM PHOSPHIDE POISONING. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Jun 22 ]; 11:DD01-DD02. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=April&volume=11&issue=4&page=DD01-DD02&id=9473

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/24327.9473


Date of Submission: Sep 21, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 17, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 30, 2016
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017


Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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