Dacryocystitis: an unusual form of Mucorales infection.

Ahmad Halawa, George Yacoub, Muhanad Al Hassan, Ryland P. Byrd, Thomas M. Roy

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Mucormycosis is an acute fungal infection in humans that is often fulminant and potentially fatal. It occurs most frequently in immunocompromised individuals. We report a diabetic patient who presented in ketoacidosis with lacrimal sac infection from this organism. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the second patient with dacryocystitis caused by this fungus described in the medical literature. Our patient is unique in that she had no evidence of concurrent sinus involvement. Surgical debridement and antifungal therapy were combined to ensure a successful outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-524
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Kentucky Medical Association
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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