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Rhino–Orbito–Cerebral Mucormycosis Resistant to Amphotericin B: Two Diabetic Cases [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(3): 337-340 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2019.26032

Rhino–Orbito–Cerebral Mucormycosis Resistant to Amphotericin B: Two Diabetic Cases

Esma Eren1, Ayşegül Ulu Kılıç2, Mustafa Altay Atalay3, Sare Merve Başağa2, A. Nedret Koç3, Emine Alp2
1Department of Infectious Disease, Kayseri Tranining and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Infectious Disease Clinical Microbiology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Medical Microbiology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

Mucormycosis is a rare, life-threatening opportunistic infection caused by Mucorales. The most common organisms that cause mucormycosis in humans are Rhizopus, Mucor, Rhizomucor, Lichtheimia (Absidia), and Cunninghamella. Risk factors for the disease include diabetes mellitus, metabolic acidosis, hematologic malignancies, prolonged severe neutropenia, use of corticosteroids, and human immunodeficiency virus infection. Diagnosis and treatment of infection are difficult.

Keywords: Mucormycosis, rhizopus, amphotericin resistant, diabetes mellitus.

Esma Eren, Ayşegül Ulu Kılıç, Mustafa Altay Atalay, Sare Merve Başağa, A. Nedret Koç, Emine Alp. Rhino–Orbito–Cerebral Mucormycosis Resistant to Amphotericin B: Two Diabetic Cases. Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(3): 337-340

Corresponding Author: Esma Eren
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