Rhino - Orbital Mucormycosis with Palatal Involvement: Series of 4 Cases


Madhusmita Hota*

Mucormycosis (Zygomycosis) is a rare, opportunistic fungal infection caused by mucorales, belonging to the class of zygomycete. Depending on the immunological status of the patient, the disease may manifest in different ways depending on the affected site as rhino - cerebral, rhino - orbital, pulmonary, cutaneous, gastrointestinal, central nervous system or disseminated forms. It is commonly reported in immunocompromised patients such as poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, blood dyscrasias, malnutrition, neutropenia, iron overload, organ transplant, and immunosuppressive therapy.