Rhinocerebral mucormycosis caused by Rhizopus arrhizus var. tonkinensis
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2017
Source:Journal de Mycologie Médicale
Author(s): Y. Cheng, Y. Gao, X.Y. Liu, G.Y. Wang, G.Q. Zhang, S.Q. Gao
Mucormycosis is a rare life-threatening opportunistic infection caused by fungi of the order Mucorales. We report a case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis caused by Rhizopus arrhizus var. tonkinensis, the first formally reported case in the literature. Early diagnosis, reversal of predisposing factors, surgical debridement and prompt administration of antifungal therapy are critical for good outcome.