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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2009, 3(3): 57-60 Back to browse issues page
A Case Report of Rare Tracheal Mucormycosis in a Diabetic Patient
M Parham 1, M Abbasi * 2, Kh Alipour Nodoushan 1, M Noorozi 1, N Mehran 1
1- Qom University of Medical Sciences
2- Qom University of Medical Sciences , mohamad_abbasi55@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1592 Views)

Background and Objectives: Mucormycosis is a systemic killer fungal disease in diabetes resulting in immune deficiency and malignancies that can lead to death if left untreated. Its treatment includes eliminating background diseases, performing surgery, and using anti- fungal drugs such as Amphotripcin B. The aim of this study was to report a Tracheal Mucormycosis which was treated with surgery and anti- fungal drug.

Case Report

The patient was a diabetic woman that had referred to the hospital complaining of dyspnea, nausea and vomiting. She had been suffering from fever, dyspnea, and vomiting for two weeks. She went to a public care center and was treated with Ceftriacxon, Dexamethasone and Diphenhydramin. Despite this treatment, her problem worsened, so she referred to the hospital again. On admission, she was suffering from fever, respiratory distress, tachycardia and tachypenea. Epiglottis was edematous and Erythematous. Diabetic ketoacidosis was diagnosed based on her laboratory tests. Because of worsening of the respiratory distress, tracheostomy was performed. Diagnostic Bronchoscopy and biopsy were on done on the patient on the second day of her admission and Mucormycosis was reported by the pathologist.

Keywords: Mucormycosis, Diabetes Mellitus, Trachea
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Received: 2016/04/3 | Accepted: 2016/04/3 | Published: 2016/04/3
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Parham M, Abbasi M, Alipour Nodoushan K, Noorozi M, Mehran N. A Case Report of Rare Tracheal Mucormycosis in a Diabetic Patient. Qom Univ Med Sci J. 2009; 3 (3) :57-60
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