Invasive Mucormycosis in a Case of Aluminium Phosphide PoisoningCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Immaculata Xess,
Professor, Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi-110029, India.
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.
Invasive fungal infections, Lichtheimia corymbifera, Pesticide poisoning
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 Mar 28 ]; 11:DD01-DD02. Available from
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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