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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

Pulmonary mucormycosis: a rare case report

Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Varuna Jethani
Himalayan Institute of Medical Science, Jolly Grant, Dehradun 248140, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/jacp.jacp_7_21

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Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by Mucorales order fungi. It is observed in patients with hematologic malignancies, diabetes mellitus, and immunocompromised states. Clinical diagnosis is difficult in pulmonary mucormycosis, and early diagnosis is needed for this life-threatening infection. We report a case of pulmonary mucormycosis in a 52-year-old male with type 2 diabetes diagnosed on bronchoscopic-guided biopsy. We aim to illustrate the need for a high clinical suspicion for the diagnosis of mucormycosis and to report the importance of early and aggressive initiation of antifungal therapy.

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