Manickam Selvamani1, Mandana Donoghue2, Shiva Bharani3, GS Madhushankari4
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, Mahe Institute of Dental Science and Hospital, Mahe, Union Territory of Puducherry, India.
2Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Centre, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
3Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
4Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection, more commonly observed in immunocompromised patients. The mode of infection is via the inhalation route and infection begins initially in the nose and paranasal sinuses with subsequent invasion into the vascular tissue, eventually leading to thrombosis and necrosis of nearby hard and soft tissues. Here, we report a case of chronic osteomyelitis of the maxillary bone with fungal infection (mucormycosis) and extensive tissue necrosis in an uncontrolled diabetes mellitus patient.
Keywords: Mucormycosis, osteomyelitis, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.