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Ileo-cecal mucormycosis in an immune competent adult: Treating successfully a rare disease with high mortality

P.K. Thatoi, S. Khadanga, Ujjawal Khurana, D. Dugar, S. P. Satapathy, T Karuna

Keywords : Gastrointestinal mucormycosis, Ileo-cecal, Immunocompetent

Citation Information : Thatoi P, Khadanga S, Khurana U, Dugar D, Satapathy SP, Karuna T. Ileo-cecal mucormycosis in an immune competent adult: Treating successfully a rare disease with high mortality. J Gastrointest Infect 2015; 5 (1):50-53.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-jogi-5-1-50

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-05-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Mucormycosis is common in immunocompromised patients. Among the various clinical spectrum of mucormycosis gastrointestinal mucormycosis has been documented in about seven percent of cases, more commonly in pediatric population. In large studies (mostly in immunocompromised) the mortality has been documented even up to 100%. Only nine cases have been described so far in immune competent adults globally including ours. We present here a case of successful treatment of ileo-cecal mucormycosis in an immunocompetent middle age man from eastern part of India. This case will enlighten the clinicians and broaden their vision of differential diagnosis while dealing with cases of non- specific pain abdomen. This case also highlights the importance of microbiological studies in addition to conventional biopsy and histopathology alone.

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