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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211-213  

Primary gastrointestinal mucormycosis in an immunocompetent person

BN Shiva Prasad, A Shenoy, KS Nataraj 
 Department of Medicine, KMC, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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B N Shiva Prasad
Department of Medicine, KMC, Manipal, Karnataka
India

In the past decade, mucormycosis has emerged as an important lethal infection in diabetics and other immunocompromised hosts. Rhinosinusitis, pansinusitis, rhino-orbital and rhinocerebral are the common classical manifestations of mucormycosis. However, primary gastrointestinal (GI) mucormycosis is an uncommon disease associated with a high mortality rate. Stomach is the most common site involved in GI mucormycosis. Reported cases of GI mucormycosis in an immunocompetent host are very few in the literature. Here we present a case of a young male with fungal sepsis secondary to GI mucormycosis in an immunocompetent person.


How to cite this article:
Shiva Prasad B N, Shenoy A, Nataraj K S. Primary gastrointestinal mucormycosis in an immunocompetent person.J Postgrad Med 2008;54:211-213


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Shiva Prasad B N, Shenoy A, Nataraj K S. Primary gastrointestinal mucormycosis in an immunocompetent person. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 Oct 2 ];54:211-213
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