Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
Online ISSN : 1881-784X
Print ISSN : 1881-7831
ISSN-L : 1881-7831
Case Report
Two cases of Osteoarticular Mucor menace: A diagnostic and management conundrum
Manasvini BhattManish SonejaFarhan FazalSurabhi VyasPrabhat KumarPankaj JorwalUpendra RajJanya SachdevGagandeep SinghImmaculata XessShah AlamAshutosh Biswas
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2018 Volume 12 Issue 6 Pages 374-378


Mucormycosis is an uncommon aggressive fungal infection usually seen in immunocompromised hosts or patients with burns and trauma. The common presentations include rhino-orbital-cerebral and pulmonary involvement. Osteoarticular involvement is a rare presentation of this disease. We present two cases of osteoarticular mucormycosis of pelvis and long bones of the lower limb, one in a patient with burn injury and other one in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease, hitherto a rarely reported association. Delayed diagnosis in a setting where tuberculosis is a common cause of chronic osteomyelitis, challenges in medical and surgical management of these patients are discussed in this report.

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