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RHINO-SINO-ORBITAL MUCORMYCOSIS IN A RENAL TRANSPLANT PATIENT. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2010; 20 (4) :320-323
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-563-en.html

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  P Ahmadpoor [1] , MD K Makhdoomi [2] , MD R Samarei [3] , MD B Ilkhanizadeh [4] ,MD
A Gaffari Moghaddam [5] , MD A Parvaresh [6] ,MD

 

  Received: 3 Dec, 2008 Accepted: 1 Sep, 2009

  Abstract

 A 53-year old woman with a history of renal transplantation was admitted to the hospital because of headache, blurring of vision and fever six years ago. She had a history of post transplant diabetes mellitus since 5 years ago that was controlled with insulin. Physical examination on admission was a low grade fever, periorbital edema, erythema, chemosis, and tenderness of maxillary bone. The tissue was obtained by sublabial Caldwell incision that contained sinus mucosa and skin granulation tissue and was sent to pathology. The pathologic review of specimens disclosed invasion by nonseptate hyphae fungi that was compatible with invasive mucormycosis. Regardless of surgical deridement and continued amphotericin B with doses more than 1mg/kg for more than 5 weeks, the disease progressed.

 Mucormycosis in immunosuppressed and especially diabetic patients must be considered and has a high mortality rate. Success in treatment and survival improvement may be achieved by early and extensive surgical excisions in addition to prolonged antifungal drug administration.

 Keywords: Mucormycosis, Transplantation, Immunosuppresion

 

  Address: N ephrology Department, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia, Iran Tel :(+98 441) 3469931

 

  Email: makhdomikhadijeh@yahoo.com

 

  Source: UMJ 2010: 20(4): 340 ISSN: 1027-3727



  [1] Assistant Professor of Nephrology, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

  [2] Associate Professor of Nephrology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran (Corresponding Author)

  [3] Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

  [4] Associate Professor of Pathology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

  [5] Assistant Professor of Nephrology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

  [6] Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

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