ISOLATED GASTRIC MUCORMYCOSIS: AN INTERESTING CASE

Alshifa Yagana, Rakesh Shedge, Vikas Kavishwar

Abstract


Mucormycosis (previously referred to as zygomycosis) is a rare but fatal infection caused by fungal species of the order Mucorales, family Mucoraceae. It is usually seen in immunocompromised individuals, such as those suffering from diabetes, recipients of organ transplants or patients on chemotherapy. Depending on the site affected, the disease can be pulmonary, cutaneous, rhinocerebral, gastrointestinal or disseminated. We present the case of a 40-year old male who was a known chronic alcoholic and was admitted with haematemesis from oesophageal varices for which endoscopic banding was done. However, his condition continued to deteriorate. He subsequently succumbed and a gastric ulcer due to mucormycosis was found among other observations.


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Mucomycosis, Gastric ulcer, Chronic alcoholic

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