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Volume 1998, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Abstract

A case of rhino-cerebral mucormycosis is described which is the first such case report from Qatar; The patient was a young female with systemic lupus erythematosis and was on regular dialysis for renal failure. She was admitted primarily because of diarrhea but her condition was complicated by progressive swelling of the face and eyes, total ophthalmoplegia, cavernous sinus thrombosis, a lower motor neurone facial nerve lesion and contralateral hemiplegia. Despite aggressive supportive efforts and Amphotericin-B therapy, she died. Although the disease is a potentially fatal fungal infection, cure can be achieved if the case is properly managed, hence the value of reporting the case.

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Keyword(s): Amphotericin-B , mucormycosis and renal failure
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