Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis in Diabetes Mellitus 1145-1147
Dr. Ravindra V. Shinde,
Department of Microbiology, Krishna Institute of Medical
Sciences, Karad-415110, India.
Rhino-orbital mucormycosis is a rare but life threatening infection that generally occurs in patients with diabetes mellitus and other immune deficiency conditions. Rhino-orbital and Rhino-cerebral are two form of the disease. As such the condition is a medical emergency. Early recognition and treatment are essential because it may lead to death in few days. Fungal infection of nasal cavity is uncommon but is being seen with increasing frequency in patients with immune deficiency.