Rhino-orbital zygomycosis

Ellis, C., Daniel, S., Kennedy, P., Oppenheimer, S. and Scaravilli, F. (1985) Rhino-orbital zygomycosis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 48(5), pp. 455-458. (doi: 10.1136/jnnp.48.5.455)

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A 63-year-old diabetic man presented with sinusitis with orbital and intracranial signs progressing over one week, due to zygomycosis. Despite control of the diabetes, surgical excision of infected tissue and antifungal therapy he died in the fifth week of illness. Pathological study showed extensive fungal infiltration of periorbital structures and mycotic thrombosis of many blood vessels with associated necrosis and infarction of fat and extraocular muscles.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kennedy, Professor Peter
Authors: Ellis, C., Daniel, S., Kennedy, P., Oppenheimer, S., and Scaravilli, F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1468-330X

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