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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136-138

A case report of pulmonary mucormycosis

Department of General Medicine, M.R. Medical College, Kalaburagi, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Surajsingh Ravindra Taur
Department of General Medicine, M.R. Medical College, Kalaburagi, Gulbarga, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AJIM.AJIM_26_19

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Pulmonary mucormycosis is a relatively rare pulmonary fungal disease which is difficult to diagnose and lacks effective treatment. The present study reports that the case of a 57-year-old patient who was treated successfully for pulmonary mucormycosis in Basaveshwar Hospital. The patient presented with low-grade fever and a productive cough that persisted for 2 months with no evident cause, and change of voice with weight loss and also suffered from diabetes mellitus. Prior antibiotic treatment with levofloxacin had been ineffective. The culture of mucus obtained by bronchoscopy resulted in a diagnosis of pulmonary mucormycosis. The patient was started on liposomal amphotericin, received a cumulative dose of 1250 mg amphotericin over 2 months, and presented a full recovery.

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