Concomitant Mucormycosis with Aspergillosis in Patients with Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus: A Case Series DR01-DR03
Dr. Aroop Mohanty,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, AIIMS Gorakhpur,
Gorakhpur-273008, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Fungal infections are life threatening especially in presence of immunosuppression or uncontrolled diabetes mellitus mainly due to their invasive potential. Mucormycosis of the oculo-rhino-cerebral region is an opportunistic, aggressive, fatal and rapidly spreading infection caused by organisms belonging to Mucorales order and class Zygomycetes. The organisms associated are ubiquitous. Aspergillosis is a common clinical condition caused by the Aspergillus species, most often by Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus). Both fungi have a predilection for the immunosuppressive conditions, with uncontrolled diabetes and malignancy being the most common among them. Mucormycosis is caused by environmental spores which get access into the body through the lungs and cause various systemic manifestations like rhino-cerebral mucormycosis. Here, a case series of such concomitant infections of Aspergillus and Mucor spp from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India is reported.