J Med Life Sci > Volume 6(2); 2009 > Article
Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2009;6(2):126-129.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2009.6.2.126    Published online February 28, 2009.
A case of fatal vascular invasive rhinocerebral mucormycosis after dental extraction in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Joong Goo Kim1, Guk Myung Choi2, Young Ree Kim3, Hyun Wook Kang4, Gwan Pyo Koh5, Dae Ho Lee5
1Department of Neurology, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
2Department of Radiology, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
3Department of LaboratoryMedicin, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
4Department of Forensic Medicin, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
5Department of Internal Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
Correspondence:  Dae Ho Lee, Email: Ldhkso:@jejunu.ac.kr
Abstract
Mucormycosis is a rare life-threatening fungal infection that occurs in immunocompromised subjects, including patients with poorly controlled diabetes Mellitus (DM) There have been even rarer case reports that describe the development of rhinocerebral mucormycosis in diabetic patients after dental extraction. Here, we describe a 57-year-old female patient with type 2 DM who developed a fatal vascular invasive rhinocerebral mucormycosis after dental extraction.
Key Words: Mucormycosis, Dental Extraction, Diabetes Mellitus
TOOLS
METRICS Graph View
  • 0 Crossref
  •  0 Scopus
  • 171 View
  • 1 Download
Related articles


ABOUT
BROWSE ARTICLES
EDITORIAL POLICY
FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Editorial Office
102, Jejudaehak-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do 63243, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-64-754-8023    E-mail: jmls.jeju@gmail.com                

Copyright © 2022 by Jeju National University Institute for Medical Science.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next