Chronic mucormycosis

Laryngoscope. 1982 Jul;92(7 Pt 1):761-6. doi: 10.1288/00005537-198207000-00009.


Chronic rhinocerebral mucormycosis, as distinct from the acute fulminating form, has been previously unreported in the otolaryngology literature. We have observed two cases of chronic rhinocerebral mucormycosis with osteomyelitis and bony sequestration at 8 months and 2 years after apparent control of initial infection. In addition to the accepted management of early diagnosis, surgical debridement, an appropriate medical therapy, patients who have been successfully treated for acute and iulminating mucormycosis need long-term, close follow-up with further debridement should any chronic infection become evident.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arteritis / complications
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucormycosis / complications
  • Mucormycosis / diagnosis
  • Mucormycosis / therapy*
  • Nose Diseases / diagnosis
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / diagnosis
  • Recurrence