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Harjeet Singh, Thakur D Yadav, Ashim Das
Keywords : Gangrene, Ileum, Mucorales, Mucormycosis, Perforation
Citation Information : Singh H, Yadav TD, Das A. Invasive Mucormycosis: An Unusual Cause of Intestinal Gangrene in an Immunocompetent Adult. J Gastrointest Infect 2019; 9 (1):55-56.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-12-2019
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Invasive mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection that commonly involves the rhinocerebral and pulmonary system. We are presenting a rare case of small intestine invasive mucormycosis causing multiple perforations and gangrene in the small intestine. Mucormycosis infection occurred after traumatic perforation peritonitis. Mucormycosis usually occurs in the presence of predisposing conditions like uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, neutropenia, underlying malignancy, or those receiving immunosuppressive agents. Gastrointestinal mucormycosis is uncommon and seldom diagnosed in living patients. In these cases, diagnosis is delayed and the mortality rate is high.
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